VAW Resources

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!

Global Report 2017: Ending Violence in Childhood

Many millions of children all over the world are subjected to violence in their everyday lives. A future free from violence calls us to break the silence, eliminate the root causes and strengthen violence prevention systems.

This global report highlights the interconnections between inter-personal violence experienced by children and by women, delving into the impact of violence in childhood and aggression in childhood. Strategies for prevention, drawn from experiences from across the world that have demonstrated that violence in childhood can be prevented are shared in the report.

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Author: Know Violence in Childhood

Published: 2017

Piecing Together the Evidence on Social Norms and Violence against Women

This resource provides an overview on the current state of evidence on the drivers and contributing factors of violence against women and girls, focusing in particular on the role of social norms. It provides a summary of effective strategies for the prevention of violence against women and girls and of what works to change harmful, violence supportive social norms. The evidence reflects the current global evidence base on preventing violence against women through social norm change and incorporates our combined experience on this issue.

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Published: The Equality Institute

 

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

Exploring Couples’ Processes of Change in the Context of SASA! a #VAWG & #HIV Prevention Intervention

VAW and HIV: There is now a growing body of research indicating that prevention interventions can reduce intimate partner violence (IPV); much less is known, however, about how couples exposed to these interventions experience the change process, particularly in low-income countries. Understanding the dynamic process that brings about the cessation of IPV is essential for understanding how interventions work (or don’t) to reduce IPV.

This study aimed to provide a better understanding of how couples’ involvement with SASA!—a violence against women and HIV-related community mobilisation intervention developed by Raising Voices in Uganda—influenced processes of change in relationships.

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Authors: Starmann E., Collumbien M., Kyegombe N., Devries K., Michau L., Musuya T., Watts C., Heise L.

Source: STRIVE