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!

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

Stronger together:Engaging both women and men in SASA! to prevent violence against women

Learning from Practice Series Research Perspectives:

SASA! is a community mobilization approach for preventing violence against women and HIV. It is designed for catalyzing community-led change of norms and behaviors that perpetuate gender inequality, violence and increased HIV vulnerability for women.

This Learning Paper addresses the research question: What is the value of SASA!’s approach of working with both women and men to prevent violence against women?

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Source: Raising Voices

Year of Publication: 2015

 

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