PROJECT: Culture for Her: “Harnessing cultural resources (cultural institutions, norms, values, practices and structures) to End Violence against Women and Girls and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Uganda”

INTRODUCTION

The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) is an NGO established in 2006 with a mission to promote an appreciation of culture as vital for human development that responds to our diverse identities. The Foundation seeks to ensure that positive aspects of culture are harnessed to cause social and economic transformation in Uganda through its programmes which include: promoting and safeguarding cultural heritage, promoting cultural rights and managing cultural diversity.

 PROJECT BACKGROUND

CCFU, with support from UN Women under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls, and the Swedish Embassy in Uganda, has been implementing a 17-month project titled “Harnessing cultural resources (cultural institutions, norms, values, practices and structures) to end violence against women and girls and promote Sexual Reproductive Health Rights in Uganda”. The implementation has included collaborations with agencies like the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, cultural institutions of Alur, Acholi, Karamoja, Buganda, Busoga and Tooro, civil society organisations. The project also run a theme on promoting access to justice for the target beneficiaries.

The project implementation period was 1st August 2019 to 31st December 2020, in 6 cultural institutions of Buganda, Busoga, Karamoja, Alur, Tooro and Acholi and was subsequently extended to 30th June, 2021.

Scope of the evaluation

The evaluation will take place in the 6 cultural institutions which are the target Beneficiaries. These are  Buganda, Busoga, Tooro, Acholi, Alur and Karamoja (sample districts of Masaka, Buyendhe, Jinja, Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Gulu, Kitgum or Pader, Pakwach, Nebbi, Moroto and Napak)

Purpose of evaluation:

The purpose for this evaluation is to assess the performance of the project and capture project achievements, challenges and best practices to inform future programming. The evaluation will also identify key lessons learned and the flexibility of the project to adapt and respond to the changes in the course of implementation and sustainability of the interventions.

Read the full Terms of Reference here. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest has been extended to Tuesday, 23rd March 2021.