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 VAW

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

The Link Between HIV/AIDS and GBV in Africa

The impact of the HIV epidemic has been profound and has affected all sectors. Women tend to become infected earlier, because they have older partners and get married earlier. They also experience great difficulty in negotiating safer sex because of gender inequality. 35% of Tanzanian women are said to have experienced intimate partner violence. Read the resource here.

Author: Evodius Gervas

Source: Hakizetu Tanzania

Year of Publication: 2016


Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings

This handbook represents a key tool for all sectors of the humanitarian community to work together in the prevention of and response to gender-based violence. Drawing from and building upon a growing body of international tools and resources, it provides the most comprehensive guidelines to date on how to establish coordination mechanisms to address gender based violence in emergencies. Its purpose is to facilitate concrete action—from the earliest stages of humanitarian intervention—to safeguard survivors and protect those at risk, and to accelerate efforts aimed at ending gender-based violence.

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Source: Global Protection Cluster

Authors: Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group

Year of publication: 2010


GBV Prevention Network’s Thematic Working Group on Violence against Women in Emergencies

One of the best ways to improve response to violence against women (VAW) in emergencies and to reinforce community resilience to crises is to strengthen local actors’ capacity and access to resources. Building emergency preparedness capacity of local and national non-governmental organizations (LNGOs) to address the immediate protection needs of women and survivors of VAW, and in particular survivors of sexual violence, during conflict and other emergencies is critical.

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Source: International Rescue Committee and  GBV Prevention Network

Authors: IRC and GBV Prevention Network

Year of publication: 2015