National Consultant to conduct a study to fill common data gaps on the intersectional nature of inequalities (intersectionality) and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Central Asia (CA)
The National Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
1) Development and coordination with the SI Project Officer of a detailed work plan for the study, methodology, theoretical justification, a brief literature review, methods of data collection, considering ethical aspects in the data collection, data analysis, the development of cases
demonstrating in practice how intersecting forms of discrimination affects SGBV, as well as the timeline of the assignment.
2) Preparation of a literature review on the intersectional nature of inequalities and the relationship with SGBV, including a situation analysis in each of the countries, similar studies in the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan). The purpose of this review is to identify the main concepts, approaches to the study of this problem, and define the methodology. It is very important that the research data are valid (validity of the findings) for the comparative analysis within the region and in the world. If necessary, conduct interviews with UN country teams and partners in Central Asian countries.
3) Development of research methodology, including methods of data collection (in-depth interviews, focus groups), ethical questions, semi-structured questionnaires for different categories of respondents, the range of respondents, access to them, timeline.
4) Data collection in Central Asian countries (field research), including focus groups and in-depth interviews with key partners from institutions, civil society, crisis centres, and respondents themselves.
5) Data analysis and submitting a draft report with the results of a study on the intersectional nature of inequality (intersectionality) and SGBV faced by women, depending on their situation and characteristics (women living with disabilities; women living with HIV; LGBTI community; mothers with many children, single mothers, migrant women, women with criminal records, etc.). It is necessary to define regional trends, country features (if necessary, consider the difference in oblasts), provide an analysis for each category of women groups, as well as support cases for each category of discrimination. The report should include practical recommendations on how to take the nuances into account when developing measures for access to services, support, and justice.
6) Discuss the results of the study with key partners in Central Asian countries and Initiative partners in particular, with UNDP in the framework of the Accelerator labs in Central Asia to collectively discuss and identify the most effective methods to collect, analyse, and use the data on different forms of SGBV and harmful practices to inform policy implementation and to produce social change.