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 Women’s Rights

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

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

 

Maputo Protocol: Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

The Maputo Protocol was originally adopted by the “Assembly of the African Union” in Maputo, Mozambique on July 11, 2003. The official document is titled “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.”

Year of publication: 2003

Source: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

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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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