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

Get Moving! Transforming Individuals and Organisations

Learning Paper: The increase in public dialogue, programming and investment around violence against women (VAW) is a promising development. At Raising Voices, we have seen a dramatic shift in the diversity and number of groups working to prevent and respond to VAW—an effort that was previously concentrated within women’s organizations. While this increased focus represents an exciting milestone—reflecting the hard work of many decades of feminist activism—it also comes with some challenges.

The GBV Prevention Network set out to engage with members working on VAW (prevention, advocacy and response) to develop a shared understanding of core VAW concepts and connect to a more politicized perspective.

To do this, we developed Get Moving! a methodology designed to take organizations through a process of intensive reflection of feminist principles, at both a personal and organizational level. Since 2010, thirty two civil society organisations across thirteen countries have participated in Get Moving!. After six years, with plans for expansion to additional GBV Prevention Network members, this learning paper provides a critical reflection of the Get Moving! experience thus far.

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Authors: Jean Kemitare, Sophie Namy, Sara Siebert and Lori Michau

Published: 2017

Source: GBV Prevention Network

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