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 Violence against women

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

16 Days of Activism report, 2014

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an annual global campaign to bring attention to the problem of violence against women. In 2014, the Network worked with 117 member organisations within 14 countries in the Horn, East and Southern Africa to provoke critical thinking and discussion on the silence surrounding violence against women through numerous activities. This report presents key highlights of the regional campaign and challenges us to take action to break the silence on violence against women.

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Source: GBV Prevention Network

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.

Author: CHAYN

Year of Publication: 2015

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