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Summary for Enhancing Domestic Violence Protections For LGBT People in the Philippines and Sri Lanka


Outright Team

Publish Date

June 28, 2018

This report is based on an internal Final Evaluation conducted by Outright International for a 27-month project funded by a Human Rights Initiative grant from the Open Society Foundations to improve domestic violence protections for LGBT people in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Outright partnered with EnGendeRights (EGR), a national NGO that advances women’s rights, non-discrimination and equality for lesbians and bisexual women in the Philippines, and Women and Media Collective (WMC), a feminist women’s NGO in Sri Lanka that bridges state-level policy advocacy and grassroots women’s activism. WMC also coordinated the civil society campaign that led to the passage of the Sri Lanka Domestic Violence Act of 2005.

This document examines project outcomes, reviews their relevance, effectiveness and impacts, and assesses the project’s sustainability, including the ability to replicate its results.The evaluation also looks at challenges constraining and impacting results, how challenges were overcome and the internal and external factors accelerating or slowing down desired changes. Findings lead to several conclusions on whether the project did what it set out to do for LGBT communities in the Philippines and Sri Lanka and some recommendations for the next steps.

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