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 Post 2015 Development Agneda

Gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 agenda: A foundation for sustainable development

There is no chance of making poverty history without significant and rapid improvements to the lives of women and girls in all countries. Millennium Development Goal 3 – “to promote gender equality and empower women” – signalled global recognition that this is both an important development goal in itself, and a key to the success of all the other goals.

Author: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Year of Publication: 2014

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Benefits and Costs of the Conflict and Violence Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This paper estimates the cost of collective and interpersonal violence to low and middle income countries. This includes civil war, homicides and (non)-fatal violence against children and women. The paper argues that the UN HLP has identified several areas where the benefit/cost ratio for foreign aid spending and domestic policy efforts may be very high, and that have been relatively neglected by the development community to date. They argue that there is a strong case for making societal violence reduction a priority in the next round of the Millennium Development Goals.

Authors: Fearon, James &  Hoeffler, Anke

Date: 2014

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