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 Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls

The Global Plan of Action compels us to use our health systems to respond to, prevent and lead efforts to address violence against women and girls. The plan delves into how we can make this a reality by implementing 4 strategic priorities to change the lives of women and girls.

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Source: WHO

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


16 Ideas for Addressing Violence Against Women in the Context of the HIV Epidemic

HIV programmes are a critical entry point for addressing violence against women for several reasons. Addressing violence can reduce barriers women face in accessing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. Positive change in both violence against women and HIV outcomes can be achieved through even small efforts to jointly address the dual epidemics. This tool responds to the need for presenting evidence-based options for addressing violence against women in the varying contexts of HIV epidemics. Read the resource here



Year of Publication: 2013

Principles for Effective VAW Prevention Programming

Recent evidence from research and practice demonstrates that it is possible to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) in low and middle income countries. There is a need to build on this evidence, support existing promising practical models, and invest in new innovations for violence prevention. Six key principles, as highlighted by activists in the 2014 Lancet Series on Violence against Women (Michau et al. 2014) can help to guide the investment of time and resources toward effective, quality prevention programming.

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Author: Raising Voices

Source: Raising Voices

Year of Publication: 2014