Equal Playing Field Final Evaluation Report - September 2017

Spark, C and Siegmann, L 2017, Equal Playing Field Final Evaluation Report - September 2017, Equal Playing Field, Port Moresby PNG

Document type: Commissioned Reports
Collection: Commissioned Reports

Title of report Equal Playing Field Final Evaluation Report - September 2017
Author(s) Spark, C
Siegmann, L
Year of publication 2017
Publisher Equal Playing Field
Place of publication Port Moresby PNG
Subjects Social Change
Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies
Gender Specific Studies
Abstract/Summary This report presents the findings from our evaluation of Equal Playing Field's (EPF) work in schools in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The research was commissioned by EPF as part of its monitoring and evaluation program. EPF began delivering their EPF4S (Equal Playing Field for Schools) program in 2015 and the evaluation commenced in mid 2016. EPF works on the prevention of violence against women and children. Key activities include the implementation of prevention of violence against women programming to primary school children in Port Moresby. Over the past two years Equal Playing Field has trained over 90 volunteer facilitators, who have worked with over 3000 young people and 80 teachers at ten primary schools in Port Moresby. Dr Ceridwen Spark and Lauren Siegmann from RMIT University, and Dr Dora Kuir Ayius (Lecturer, Social Work, UPNG) conducted the research. Data collection took place in Port Moresby in September 2016 and May 2017. Junior Muke from EPF provided support to the evaluation team. The data was analysed according to the Gender At Work Framework. Categorising the data in this way allows insight into four quadrants: women's and men's consciousness; informal cultural norms and exclusionary practices; women's access to resources and: formal institutions, laws and policies. This accounts for the need to address both individual and systemic change. In this report, we assess the EPF program in relation to impact, effectiveness and relevance, giving due consideration to the views of students, teachers, volunteers and staff. Using the gender at work analysis, we found that EPF is more effective at contributing to changes in informal norms that contribute to gender equality. When the program is considered in the context of a range of more formal and structural violence against women programming that is occurring in PNG, we consider that EPF plays a valuable role in contributing to informal changes that contribute to the prevention of violence against
Commissioning body Equal Playing Field (Papua New Guinea)
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