Utvärdering av Kasei for Change I

Målsättningen för projektet Kasei for Change var att kvinnor och män skulle starta en förändringsprocess för att förbättra kvinnors tillgång till hälsa. Tre områden prioriterades av grupperna: arbetet mot könsstympning, barnäktenskap och tonårsgraviditeter, men andra områden var också viktigt, så som information om preventivmedel, vikten av mödravård och förlossningar med utbildad personal.

Här nedan går att läsa en del av den utvärdering av projektet som gjorts. Detta är intervjuer av personer som varit involverade i projektet. Rapporten är på engelsak. Samtidigt har andra indikationer används i utvärderingen, så som statistik från hälsosystemet. (FGM betyder, female genatil mutilation, allså könssympning.

SURVEY OF SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN IN KASEI REGARDING KASEI FOR CHANGE.
This survey was carried out immediately after active phase of Kasie for change. The target group were school going children, both boys and girls. The main objective was to assess if the school going children know something about the Kasie for change project and how this has influenced their lives. It was both pupils of schools that in the begining of 2020 had been visited by the Kasei for Change team and schools that had not been visited.

OUTCOME.
1. Total number of those interviewed were 120 children drawn from different primary school and secondary schools in Kasei location (Korokou, Kamketo and Kasei).

Number%Primary vs secondary%
Primary schoolFemales6872.3                                                 

94

 

    78.3

Males2627.7
TOTALS94 
Secondary schoolFemales1038.5 

26

 

    21.7

males1961.5
TOTALS26

The majority of those interviewed were school going children of between age 14-16 years, more girls than boys interviewed. Those of age 17-19 years were mostly in secondary schools in the Kasie location.

  1. WHAT ISSUES HAS THE KASEI FOR CHANGE ADDRESSED?
NOISSUES RAISED BY KASEI FOR CHANGEPERCENTAGE
1Female genital mutilation (FGM) and its dangers100
2Why early marriages are not good and dangers associated100
3Teenage pregnancies and the need to avoid them100
4Importance of family planning45

Out of those interviewed, all responded that Kasei for change champions discussed with them about Female genital mutilations and dangers associated with it, why early marriages are not good and dangers associated, the need to avoid teenage pregnancies. Only 45% discussed family planning with the group of Kasei for change. The group members only chose to discuss family planning issues with those above 17 years of age.

2. Do you think those issues are important?

NO %
1.YES95
2.NO5

Out of the total interviewed 95% of the respondents agreed the issues addressed by the Kasei for change team are important community issues, while only 5% thought that they are not such an important issue.

4b. Why yes?

NORESPONSE%
1To understand our rights45
2To help us develop as a community34
3To enable us act responsibly56
4Help us develop good understanding.46
5Good for community education leading to change67

4c. Why no!

NORESPONSE%
1It is our way of life, it defines us as a community5
   

3. Do you think you have a responsibility to act as kasei for change recommends?

NORESPONSE%
1YES95
2NO5

4. If yes why?

NORESPONSE%
1Promotes human right and dignity.60
2To be part of community change.80
3To have a better life and future for my family.90
4To be part of community change by example.65

5b. If no why?

NORESPONSE%
1.To enable community preserve its culture from external interference.5

6. What do you think should be done more regarding these questions?

   
1Teenage pregnancies1.       Extensive youth education and knowledge empowerment.

2.       Stiff laws to those who impregnate teenagers who are not married.

3.       To empower parents to talk to and provide basic necessities to their children.

4.       Talk about sex openly.

2Early marriages1.       Perpetrators should be arrested.

2.       More education to men especially those who are already married since they are the most culprits.

3Female genital mutilation1.       Stiffer penalties to culprits.

2.       Support introduction of alternative rite of passage to girls.

 

SURVEY ON KASEI WOMEN GROUP

The survey was targeting the members of the group, other than the treasurer, the chairman and the secretary. The sample women interviewed were from the entire three women group (Kasei, Korokou and Kamketo). The survey done post – active phase of the project, the objective was to assess the involvement of all other team members, the members were selected randomly to assess their active involvement of the project. Seven members were interviewed per group.

OUTCOME.

  1. AGE RANGE – of group members interviewed: 27 years – 59 years
  1. What activities have you taken part in within the Kasei for change program?
 ACTIVITIESNO
1School education programs on FGM/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages.21
2Church functions to teach on FP/FGM/ANC/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages.21
3Community gatherings sensitizing the community on FGM/FP/ANC/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages.21
4Attended chiefs sensitizing the community on FGM/FP/ANC/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages21
5Household visits sensitizing the community on FGM/FP/ANC/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages.21
  1. Have you learnt something new in the Kasei for change program? Give an example.
 NEW LESSONS LEARNTNO
1Advantages of having a small manageable family.15
2Effects of FGM21
3Important roles women play in the family.18
4Women can also demand and stand up for their rights14
5Dangers of early marriages.21
6Importance of clinics ANC16
  1. (a) Have you discussed issues taken up within Kasei for change within your household? With whom?
No RESPONSE
1YES21
2NO0
3OTHERS0

(b)With whom did you discuss with?

NO RESPONSE
1Father separately17
2Children separately19
3Father and children together7
  1. a) Have you made some changes, taken other decisions, due to the issues discussed in the Kasei for change group?
NO RESPONSE
1YES21
2NO0
3OTHERS 

(b) What changes and decision have you made?

NO RESPONSE
1Support our girls education16
2No FGM for my children19
3Have a small manageable family15
4I will be community advocate20
5My girls will not be married of early.16
6Visit antenatal clinics when pregnant12
  1. (a) Has it influenced the decision about your children?
NO REPONSE
1YES14
2NO0
3NOT SURE4
4OTHERS3

(b) How has it influenced your children decision?

NoDecisionsResponse.
1Not to participate in FGM12
2Give school a priority14
3Speak against FGM16
5Report cases of child pregnancies10
6Be sexually responsible12
  1. Who in your household decides to take decisions regarding different health or issues concerning your children?
NODESCION MAKERSRESPONSE
1Father15
2Mother4
3Father and mother together3
4Others 
  • In the majority of the household, it is the fathers who make decisions regarding important family issue as shown above.

SURVEY ON KASEI MEN GROUP

The survey was targeting the Men members of the group, other than the treasurer, the chairman and the secretary. The sample of Men interviewed were from all the three men group (Kasei, Korokou and Kamketo). The survey was done post active phase of the project, the objective was to assess the involvement of all other team members’ in the project other than the officials. Seven men members were interviewed from each men group.

OUTCOME.

  1. AGE RANGE – of group members interviewed. 30 years – 63
  1. What activities have you taken part in within the Kasei for change program?
 ACTIVITIESNO
1School education programs on FGM/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages.21
2Church functions to teach on FP/FGM/ANC/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages.21
3Community gatherings sensitizing the community on FGM/FP/ANC/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages.21
4Attended chiefs sensitizing the community on FGM/FP/ANC/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages21
5Household visits sensitizing the community on FGM/FP/ANC/Teenage pregnancies and child marriages.21

 

6Health education on family planning in the Kasei health center1
  1. Have you learnt something new in the Kasei for change program? Give an example.
 NEW LESSONS LEARNTNO
1Advantages of having a small manageable family.18
2Effects of FGM21
3Importance of us demanding for our right11
4Men should support and stand up for the  rights of women16
5Dangers of child marriages.21
6We as household heads needs to support our girls in education.17
7Support the voice of women in our society10
  1. (a) Have you discussed issues taken up within Kasei for change within your household? With whom?
No RESPONSE
1YES21
2NO0
3OTHERS0

(b)With whom did you discuss with?

NO RESPONSE
1Mother separately19
2Children separately16
3Mother and children together18
  • Compared to Women, many men discussed with both Mother and children at the same time as compared to women in the group. All members took an initiative to discuss with the members of their families issues raised by Kasei for change which is a good sign!

 (a) Have you made some changes, taken other decisions, due to the issues discussed in the Kasei for change group?

NO RESPONSE
1YES21
2NO0
3OTHERS 

(b) What changes and decision have you made?

NO RESPONSE
1Support our girls education13
2No FGM for my children11
3Have a small manageable family10
4I will be community advocate21
5My girls will not be married of early.17
6Support my wife health rights needs16

 (a) Has it influenced the decision about your children?

NO REPONSE
1YES18
2NO0
3NOT SURE2
4OTHERS1

 (b) How has it influenced your children decision?

NoDecisionsResponse.
1No to participate in FGM19
2Give school a priority18
3Speak against FGM19
5Report cases of child marriages.15
6Be sexually responsible17
  1. Who in your household decides to take decisions regarding different health or issues concerning your children?
NODESCION MAKERSRESPONSE
1Father20
2Mother0
3Father and mother together0
4Others1
  • You ask a man “who is the decision maker in your household”, the answer is simple “ME” as seen in the response table above, only one case who single who said his parents do.