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!

Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World

This white paper was produced by a group of activists, researchers and data experts who met at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre to discuss the question of whether, and how, big data is becoming a resource for positive social change in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Author: Rockefeller Foundation

Year of Publication: 2014

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Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women: Statistical Surveys

The Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women: Statistical Surveys have been prepared to assist countries in assessing the scope, prevalence and incidence of violence against women. These Guidelines respond to the need to provide methodological advice regarding selection of topics, sources of data, relevant statistical classifications, outputs, wording of questions and all other issues relevant for national statistical offices to conduct statistical surveys on violence against women.

Author: United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Year of Publication: 2014

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Global Strategies to Reduce Violence by 50% in 30 Years: Findings from the WHO and University of Cambridge Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014

This report combines the accumulated expertise from the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 in a synthesis of findings and recommendations to enhance the impact of policy-making. In May 2014, the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “Strengthening the role of the health system in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children”. To further the political momentum towards reducing violence by 50% in the next 30 years, we need a better understanding of the evidence base and its policy relevance. The report is promoting this end.

Author: University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology, Violence Research Centre

Year of Publication: 2015

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Gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 agenda: A foundation for sustainable development

There is no chance of making poverty history without significant and rapid improvements to the lives of women and girls in all countries. Millennium Development Goal 3 – “to promote gender equality and empower women” – signalled global recognition that this is both an important development goal in itself, and a key to the success of all the other goals.

Author: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Year of Publication: 2014

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