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 Policy and Advocacy

National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania

Violence against women and children is a daily reality for large number of women and children. In Tanzania its prevalence is high hence addressing it, is a central development goal in its own right and key to achieving other development outcomes for women, their families, communities and the nation.

The National Plan of Action to end Violence Against Women and Children intends to reinforce the government commitment to provide effective leadership for eliminating violence.

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Source: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children

Year of Publication: 2016

Gender and generosity: does women’s representation affect development cooperation?

Does women’s representation influence foreign (aid) policy? And, if so, is this best explained as a function of women’s unique values or attributable to the impact of greater gender equality? Building on previous work, we investigate whether women’s greater presence in political life – evidence of greater gender equality – is associated with greater generosity, or whether women’s values and (some) women’s ability to influence policy as ministers affect aid’s generosity. We find that women’s representation in the parliament and in the cabinet is positively associated with a donor state’s generosity, but that female ministers of foreign policy-related ministries do not influence the state’s generosity. These findings suggest that gender equality is a more promising explanation for the generosity of states’ foreign aid than women’s values.

Source: Taylor Francis Online


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Violence Against Women: An EU-Wide Survey – Results at a Glance (Report Summary)

This is a summary of the 2014 European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey, the first of its kind, on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, who were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’). It shows that violence against women, and specifically gender-based violence that disproportionately affects women, is an extensive human rights abuse that the EU cannot afford to overlook.


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African Women’s Caucus Position Statement on the CSW 57

The African Women’s Caucus, representing African civil society organizations from all the five sub-regions of Africa and the diaspora committed to advancing women’s human rights, calls on Member States to declare zero tolerance of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls; as well as, prioritize preventative measures in the fight to eliminate violence from the lives of women and girls.

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