Presentation Summary: This presentation is an overview of the baseline survey and evaluation conducted to measure the impact of IMA WorldHealth’s Ushindi Project on preventing and responding to gender-based violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The baseline survey and impact evaluation were both carried out by Overseas Strategic Consulting. The baseline results demonstrate the stark psycho-social impact gender-based violence can have across a host of mental health and societal indicators. The impact evaluation shows how the Ushindi project aimed to use psycho-social interventions to improve community response toward sexual and gender-based violence.
Presented at: Faith-Based Organizations and Gender-Based Violence: What Is Their Role and What Are the Lessons? – September 25, 2017
Presented by: Lynn Lawry is the senior director of health, research and evaluation for Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. Dr. Lawry has more than 20 years of experience conducting mixed methods research on humanitarian-related topics across the globe and has worked in more than two dozen countries—many that were either conflict or post-conflict settings. Prior to her current position, she was Director of the Initiative on Global Women’s Health in the Division of Women’s Health, faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School for 20 years.