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!

Theme Intersectionality

Lancet 2014 – From work with men and boys to change of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations

Violence perpetrated by and against men and boys is a major public health problem. Although individual men’s use of violence differs, engagement of all men and boys in action to prevent violence against women and girls is essential.

Read the paper here: The Lancet: Violence against women and girls

Year of Publication: 2014

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Making a difference beyond numbers: Towards women’s substantive engagement in political leadership

This study draws from the realization that world over, the campaign for women’s participation in public life has taken several years and efforts. Some of the gains are reflected in both international and regional human rights frameworks and national legislation. Similarly, in Uganda, women have utilized this momentum to join public politics in numbers. This study interrogates whether women in politics have made a difference or not and why? Download Resource here.


Date Published: April 2014


Interdisciplinary Training Manual

To coordinate the prevention and management of child abuse and neglect in Zambia, ZASPCAN has developed a training manual that guides practitioners in the following disciplines: medical, mental, child protective services, law enforcement, prosecution and victim. The manual also goes into great detail to analyse the psycho-social sexual development from infancy to adulthood. Additionally, the manual gives guidelines for responding to children who are engaging in sexual behaviour.

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State Failure to Address Root Cause of Prostitution Exposed

Individual member Wallace Mawire is a journalist from Zimbabwe. In this article, he reports on the proceedings of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee meeting. The Fifty-first session of the CEDAW was held in Geneva on 13th February to 2nd March, 2012. During this gathering, NGOs from Zimbabwe had an opportunity to present their dissatisfaction with the country’s delay in fully domesticating CEDAW as a means of protecting women’s rights. CEDAW experts noted that the country’s failure to address the root causes of poverty impedes the state’s efforts to protect women, particularly from trafficking and prostitution. 

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