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!

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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



Opinion Column on Domestic Violence

A example of a series of op-ed pieces, published in the Monitor and New Vision newspapers in Uganda: * “To stem wife-slaughter, write law for home violence”

Working to Prevent and Respond to Child Marriage Practices in Conflict and Displacement

The intersection of child marriage and conflict is briefly explored in this communication. Potential factors associated with child marriage are illustrated in a diagram. 

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A Journalist’s Guide To Sexual and Reproductive Health in East Africa

Sexual and reproductive health deals with the most intimate and private aspects of people’s lives, which can be difficult to write about and discuss publicly. As a result, the public often misunderstands many sexual and reproductive health matters. The media play a critical role in bringing these matters to the attention of people who can influence public health policies. This guide aims to help journalists educate the public and policymakers on these issues by bringing together the latest available data on sexual and reproductive health for seven East African countries. Additional data are included for selected countries in western and southern Africa. 

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