JSDF-Djibouti: Promoting Women's and Community Resilience in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence (WB-P178332)

  • Djibouti
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Dec 21, 2022
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Government of Djibouti
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.75 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 10, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jul 12, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the Project Objective is to promote women’s and community resilience to GBV in Djibouti City and Balbala through: (i) GBV community-based prevention programs including skills development and livelihoods support for at-risk young women and girls; (ii) community awareness and mobilization; and (iii) capacity-building to improve the quality of psychosocial and counseling services utilized by GBV survivors.

The project has three components:

Component 1: Livelihoods support for at-risk adolescent girls and young women who dropped out of school (approx. US$ 1,649,000) The objective of this component is to provide skills development and livelihoods support to at least 1,000 atrisk adolescent girls and young women through two sub-components: (i) life skills, technical and vocational training; (ii) and support for income generating activities. Beneficiaries are women or girls who dropped out of school, and integrated the Center for Social Action and Women Empowerment (Centre d'action sociale pour l'autonomisation des femmes - CASAF) managed by the MWF in Balbala, or the Second Chance School (Ecole de la Seconde Chance) managed by the UNFD in Djibouti-City. Both schools target young girls and women who have dropped out of school, have left their families, or come from families below the poverty level.

Sub-component 1.1.: Life skills, technical and vocational trainings to increase employability and business skills

Sub-component 1.2.: Support for income generating activities and micro-entrepreneurship

Component 2: Community-based interventions and capacity-building for GBV prevention and response (US$ 692,000) This component aims at supporting community-based interventions and capacity building for GBV prevention and response through the following two sub-components: (i) fostering community behavioral change and mobilization; and (ii) technical support to provide psychosocial and counseling services. Households and communities targeted under Component 2 will be those of the beneficiaries selected under Component 1. The community-based interventions and capacity building activities (Component 2) will be simultaneously implemented with livelihoods support (Component 1) to maximize positive results as both will jointly contribute to an enabling environment for at-risk populations participation in the local economy, including by mitigating risks of economic violence, one of the manifestations of intimate partner violence. Sub-component 2.1.: Fostering community behavioral change and mobilization

Sub-component 2.2. Technical support for providing psychosocial and counseling services

Component 3: Project Management and Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Knowledge Dissemination (US$ 409,000) This component will support the following activities: (i) project management for the coordination and implementation of activities including some operating costs; (ii) project monitoring and evaluation activities, including a community participatory approach for community-based interventions (iii) preparation of the final evaluation report including lessons learned; (iv) environmental and social risk management; (v) participatory evaluations; and (vi) annual audits.

Sub-component 3.1. Project Management and Administration

Sub-component 3.2. Monitoring and Evaluation

Sub-component 3.3. Knowledge dissemination

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World Bank Contact : Djeina Issa Kalidi 

Title : Social Development Specialist 

Telephone No : 001-202-6154 

Email : 


Contact : Eloise Sophie Fluet 

Title : Senior Social Development Spec 

Telephone No : 5220+32061 

Email : 


Borrower/Client/Recipient Borrower : Republic of Djibouti 

Implementing Agencies 

Implementing Agency : Ministry of Women and Family 

Contact : Anissa Hassan 

Title : Secretary General 

Telephone No : 0025377666303 

Email : hassan_anissa@yahoo.fr


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