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
Source: GBV Prevention Network