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 Movement Building

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

Published: 2017

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

Power! We all have it. How are you using yours?

In 2013, 125 organizations across the region joined their power to redefine power between women and men! Using the Action and Advocacy Kits, they challenged common societal beliefs and practices that promote men’s power over women and identified positive alternatives. From Sudan to Zimbabwe, Cameroon to Kenya, members inspired communities using drama, poetry, media, digital tools, marches, one on one chats, group discussions, debates, art and many more activities. Get Inspired for your 2014 Campaign by reading about the 16 Days 2013 Regional Campaign.

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Hope Chigudu’s thoughts on ‘Riding the Waves of Activist Leadership’

The following note touches on some broad issues that we struggle with as we ride the waves of leadership in our organizations. The note is a product of various moments of self and organizational-assessment and organizational development over the years. It is work in progress.

Source: AWDF

Date Published: 30 May 2014

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