EVE project implementing since January 2020 until December 2024 aims to see that families are free from gender-based violence, communities are free from harmful social and traditional practices, and both men and women have equal access and opportunities and live with dignity. It is working in 3 wards (9, 10 & 11) of Bungal Municipality in Bajhang district of Nepal. Project development is based on participatory gender analysis of the situation in the area. It is directly involved with 42 groups with 983 community people (611 women, 220 men, 88 Girls and 64 boys (including 88 Single women, 18 PWDs and 265 Dalit). It is implemented on grass-roots level through a local partner organization named Dalit Help Society. It is structured using an Outcome Mapping management framework with eight boundary partners (Local partner, Girl and boys, Women, Men, School institution, Ward office, religious leader, Health post and two strategic partners, each with an outcome challenge and progress markers. It focuses to change behaviours, attitude, relationship, social norm and policy towards gender equality and justice.
It has been regularly facilitating with communities’ groups on menstruation Taboo and stigma, domestic violence, alcohol abuses and gender-based violence issues etc. Project activities are going on as per the plan and indicators. Some positive changes are seen on behavioural and attitude towards gender equality initiated by communities. Communities and Local governments have made good initiation impact, and their stake is expected in project scale up because intensive works is needed in these issues for the sustainability.