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 Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender-Based Violence Laws In Sub-Saharan Africa

This report documents examples of legislation in sub-Saharan Africa4 designed to combat gender-based violence and evaluates how law can effectively address the challenges associated with violence against women. This report was prepared for the Committee on African Affairs of the New York City Bar by the lawyers listed below in collaboration with Elizabeth Barad, of the Law Offices of Elizabeth Barad, and Elisa Slattery, of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of a pro bono project coordinated by The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

Year of publication: 2007

Prepared by: Enikő Horváth, Monwabisi Zukani, Desmond Eppel, Monica Kays, Abdoul Konare, Yeora S. Park, Ekaterina Y. Pischalnikova, Nathaniel Stankard and Tally Zingher With the assistance of: Alana F. Montas and Nicole Manara

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Intimate partner violence and HIV in ten sub-Saharan African countries: what do the Demographic and Health Surveys tell us?

Many studies have identified a significant positive relation between intimate partner violence and HIV in women, but adjusted analyses have produced inconsistent results. We systematically assessed the association, and under what condition it holds, using nationally representative data from ten sub-Saharan African countries, focusing on physical, sexual, and emotional violence, and on the role of male controlling behavior.

Year of publication: 2015

Source: The Lancet

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