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!

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016

Twenty years after the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and at a time when the global community is defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the post-2015 era, the global consensus on the need to achieve gender equality seems stronger than ever before. Empowering women and girls is among the goals aspired to by all, from grassroots organizations, trade unions and corporations, to Member States and intergovernmental bodies. But how far has this consensus been translated into tangible progress on the ground, and what more is needed to bridge the gaps between rhetoric and reality?

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Source: UN WOMEN

Year of publication: 2015

Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Vicarious Trauma among Researchers of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

The Guidelines make recommendations for preventing and responding to trauma that impacts researchers and staff conducting research on sexual and intimate partner violence. They describe vicarious trauma in the context of undertaking research on sexual and intimate partner violence; discuss its’ impact; and consider organisational, project and individual factors that mitigate potential adverse consequences of doing this type of research. They also provide recommendations for ethics boards and researchers for ensuring that researcher well-being is considered and interventions to prevent and address vicarious trauma are incorporated into research protocols.

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Source: SVRI

Year of publication: 2015

Activists ICT Toolkit for Feminist Movement Building

Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support rights agendas, tell their own stories and challenge emerging issues in regard to access, women’s voices and violence. African women are writing about sexuality, women members of parliament use social media to promote their political agendas, rural women access market prices via mobile phones, students find journals online and save themselves money.

Most of our activism and organising happens and always will happen in person and “offline”. Linking to the tools of the online world, can create powerful ways to make visible our campaigns in new and wider spaces and to engage expanded networks of people.

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Source: Just Associates

Year of publication: 2015

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