Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

COSTA RICA

Building Local Governments Capacity to prevent and provide services to Gender Based Violence (GBV) Survivors Project.
The project aimed to strengthen the local government capacities to prevent and provide services to survivors of gender-based violence in the fourteen Cantons of Curridabat, Montes de Oca, Moravia, La Union de Tres Rios, Desamparados, Alajuelita, Escazú, Mora, Belén de Heredia, Alajuela, San Jose, Tibas, Goicoechea and Santa Ana. The project is aligned with the “Digital Local Government Platform” to prevent and assist survivors of GBV, coordinated through a network at the GAM level and using innovation methodologies for socio-economic inclusion of female survivors of GBV. The project will support the training (TOT) of local government officials to assist women with entrepreneurship initiatives, identifying business opportunities, business planning and critical thinking. Coordination mechanisms were put in place between public officials and members of civil society with the goal of preventing GBV and providing assistance to GBV survivors.

BELIZE

Strengthening Government and Civil Society Partnership for timely Transparent Response to Gender-based Violence and Trafficking in Persons
This project  aimed to develop the capacity of the government and strengthen the civil society for timely, transparent responses to Gender-based violence (GBV) and trafficking in persons (TIP) in vulnerable communities in Belize, and to enhance the capacity of 500 community service providers to assist women and youth at risk of GBV and referring them to legal services. The project aligned with the “National Gender-Based Action Plan 2017-2020” underlined RET’s expertise in putting in place coordination mechanisms between the local government, the civil society organizations, the non-profit initiatives, as well as coordinating with society actors in the communities to improve service delivery and to have a significant influence in response to GBV and TIP violations in the most vulnerable and marginalized communities throughout Belize.