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 Sexual Violence
Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject Violence
The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence (the “Programme”), a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC, aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender based violence.
This resource provides guidelines for essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”).
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Source: UN Women, WHO, UNDP and UNODC
Date of publication: 2018
Global Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls
The Global Plan of Action compels us to use our health systems to respond to, prevent and lead efforts to address violence against women and girls. The plan delves into how we can make this a reality by implementing 4 strategic priorities to change the lives of women and girls.
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Year of publication: 2016
Sexual health, human rights and the law
Sexual violence and sexuality-related violence occur in all parts of the world. Some people may be especially vulnerable to such violence, including women, children, people in custodial situations, people with disabilities, and/or people whose real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity is deemed unacceptable. Violence in any form is detrimental to mental and physical health and other aspects of well-being.
To avert this, states have obligations to bring their laws and regulations that affect sexual health into alignment with human rights laws and standards. It is critical that barriers are removed to access to sexual health information and services, and laws put in place that aim to support and promote sexual health
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Source: World Health Organisation
Year of Publication: 2015
How to Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer
This is a guide for victims on how to collect evidence on domestic violence and prepare a case. It is an easy-to-understand tool to help women suffering abuse around the world to build strong cases against their perpetrators when legal counsel is not available or affordable.
Year of Publication: 2015
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