Gender-Based Violence and Family Planning Services in Bolivia: A Review of the Evidence through the Lens of the Demographic Health Survey and the Health Policy Initiative Avances de Paz Project

The purpose of this assessment is to ascertain whether GBV presents a barrier to the demand/use of FP/RH services and to explore whether stand-alone GBV interventions such as Avances de Paz have the potential to increase uptake of FP/RH services by addressing the common root causes of GBV and low FP/RH use. The assessment increased knowledge about how GBV prevents women’s full access to services. This assessment draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods. While the assessment aimed to increase knowledge about GBV, it was not possible to carry out an impact evaluation of the project, as data were not collected as a baseline to compare with intermediate and long-term results.

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