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Sostegno al Programma Paese dell''UNFPA in Afghanistan - lotta al Gender Based Violence


Initiative timeframe: 2014/2016

Total initiative costs

€ 900,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 900,000.0


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Herat province

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The project "Establishment of coordinated multi-sectoral response to gender-based violence through the integration of professional assistance and referral services into the health sector" envisages the introduction of a Family Protection Center (FPC) for GBV survivors within the health facilities to offer wider choices for help and solutions to those women and girls subjected to violence. FPCss offer survivors basic services, including psychological and medical support, help in collecting evidence, information, and referrals. Since they are located inside hospitals, women can access them without drawing negative attention. The Italian Cooperation has supported the development of the project in the province of Herat. Through the Family Protection Center located inside the Regional Hospital, GBV victims in Herat have now access to basic services in one place. While the long term ultimate goal of the project is to contribute to a safe and non-violent environment for women and girls in Afghanistan, its immediate objective is the establishment of a referral path and assistance services for GBV victims using health facilities as the entry point for those women and girls seeking for help and support. read more close

Main outcome

Provision of efficient services to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors through coordinated multi sectoral response to violence against women

Initiative data

Initiative number 010022
Purpose Women's equality organisations and institutions
Sector I.5.a. Government & Civil Society-general, Total


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Ministry of Public Health
Other financiers -


450 women/year that will benefit from the services offered by the FPC

Beneficiaries of which females 100.0%
Title € Committed € Used
Support to UNFPA country programme in Afghanistan 900,000 900,000

Agreement signed between the DGCS and UNFPA (Download)

Agreement signed between the DGCS and UNFPA

Date Dec. 21, 2013

UNFPA Project document (Download)

UNFPA Project document preparato da UNFPA

Date July 30, 2013

The international consultant contracted by UNFPA to achieve the mapping and evaluation of existing services in the province of Herat has resigned.

The proper implementation of the project might suffer of delay.

Actions taken

The National Manager of UNFPA has taken the responsibility 'of the implementation of the evaluation and mapping, by making a saving on the approved budget that will be' using the shell for activities' awareness.

Poor coordination between the partners working in the field of combating violence in Afghanistan.

The creation of the reference system may fail if not all of the existing services are able to be integrated into the mapping process.

Actions taken

Improved coordination at the national level through the GBV sub-cluster, coordinated by UNFPA, and at the provincial level through the creation of links with all the initiatives active in the field of Gender-Based Violence.


Grant to UNFPA, total amount of Euro 900.000,00

Status Ongoing - 50%
Type Contributions
Procedure Direct Contracting/Direct Assignment
Procurement notice -