Being a diverse and forward-thinking movement also means consistently seeking to understand and experiment with new ideas. The GBV Prevention Network, therefore, offers access to a wealth of compelling resources from both members and non-members. Here, you can keep up-to-date with thousands of the latest ideas and efforts being made to prevent VAW around the region. You can also share your own vision and practices, so others can learn from your experiences. We hope these materials will continue to expand our Network’s culture of learning!
How to find love or at least a good partner for evidence-based communications
This document is intended to provide some general guidance for NGOs seeking to engage in research partnerships to make their communications for social change more effective and evidence based. In developing this guide, we reached out to several research and communications experts to ask for their advice.
The resource includes some guidance to consider if you’re thinking about engaging external partners to support you in this process. This is not meant to be an exhaustive guide; rather it’s a starting point to help you think through the steps you might take.
As they say, you must first love yourself before you can love someone else. Or in this case, you must first appreciate what an evidence-based approach can bring to your communications for social change.
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Authors: Gitta Zomorodi and Katie Skartvedt
Year of Publication: 2018
Get Moving! Transforming Individuals and Organisations
Learning Paper: The increase in public dialogue, programming and investment around violence against women (VAW) is a promising development. At Raising Voices, we have seen a dramatic shift in the diversity and number of groups working to prevent and respond to VAW—an effort that was previously concentrated within women’s organizations. While this increased focus represents an exciting milestone—reflecting the hard work of many decades of feminist activism—it also comes with some challenges.
The GBV Prevention Network set out to engage with members working on VAW (prevention, advocacy and response) to develop a shared understanding of core VAW concepts and connect to a more politicized perspective.
To do this, we developed Get Moving! a methodology designed to take organizations through a process of intensive reflection of feminist principles, at both a personal and organizational level. Since 2010, thirty two civil society organisations across thirteen countries have participated in Get Moving!. After six years, with plans for expansion to additional GBV Prevention Network members, this learning paper provides a critical reflection of the Get Moving! experience thus far.
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Authors: Jean Kemitare, Sophie Namy, Sara Siebert and Lori Michau
Source: GBV Prevention Network
Activists ICT Toolkit for Feminist Movement Building
Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support rights agendas, tell their own stories and challenge emerging issues in regard to access, women’s voices and violence. African women are writing about sexuality, women members of parliament use social media to promote their political agendas, rural women access market prices via mobile phones, students find journals online and save themselves money.
Most of our activism and organising happens and always will happen in person and “offline”. Linking to the tools of the online world, can create powerful ways to make visible our campaigns in new and wider spaces and to engage expanded networks of people.
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Source: Just Associates
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Stanford social innovation review
Investing with a gender lens can create financial and social impact by increasing women’s access to capital, promoting workplace equity, and creating products and services that improve the lives of women and girls. Across a wide spectrum of society there is growing recognition of the central role that women play in the world economy. Books such as President Jimmy Carter’s Call to Action and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In advocate increased women’s empowerment. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a strong case for the economic inclusion of women as a vital source of economic growth when she spoke at the first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy.1 And studies by corporations such as Goldman Sachs highlight the potential increases in GDP if women had equal access to employment and credit.Read the Resource.