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!

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

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

 

How to Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer

This is a guide for victims on how to collect evidence on domestic violence and prepare a case. It is an easy-to-understand tool to help women suffering abuse around the world to build strong cases against their perpetrators when legal counsel is not available or affordable.

Author: CHAYN

Year of Publication: 2015

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