Preventing Violence Against Women: A Primer for African Women’s Organisations

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm

About The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) have developed a primer for African women’s organisations regarding preventing violence against women. AWDF is a grantmaking foundation that supports local, national and regional women’s organisations working towards the empowerment of African women ...

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Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys In The Syria Crisis

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm

As the civil war in Syria further deteriorates, accounts of systematic human rights abuses continue to emerge, including torture, starvation, and widespread sexual violence against civilians and combatants. More than five million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries in search ...

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A nightmare within a nightmare: Taking on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm

When Maram* showed up at her parents’ house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce. It was a nightmare within a nightmare. Her country, Yemen, ...

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Cash & Voucher Assistance and Gender- Based Violence Compendium: Practical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm

The Compendium is intended as a companion to the 2015 Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action and its companion resource, the GBV Pocket Guide. The guidance was developed through the efforts of 15 ...

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Food insecurity linked with intimate partner violence in Nepal

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 10:23 am

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important global health concern, having been linked with a wide range of poor mental and physical health outcomes. There are many community and household-level factors associated with IPV, but there has not yet been ...

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Social Norms and Beliefs About Gender-Based Violence Scale: A Measure for Use with Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs in Low-Resource and Humanitarian Settings

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

This study seeks to evaluate the impact of gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programs through a reliable measure that examines change over time in harmful social norms and personal beliefs that maintain and tolerate sexual violence and other forms of GBV ...

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Rethinking Relationships: From Violence to Equality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 11:40 am

This evidence brief focuses on the results from a two-year project in 15 villages across three rural health zones in eastern DRC that aimed to prevent violence against women and girls and make it unacceptable. The project sought to create ...

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Knowledge File Sexual & Gender Diversity in SRHR

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 11:12 am

Everyone has a right to enjoy a healthy sexual and relational life and to experience their own sexuality in a positive, safe way, free of coercion, discrimination, stigma and violence. Inclusive SRHR, respecting SOGIESC, sometimes in highly politicized societies and ...

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Gender Integration and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response: Training Manual

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 10:52 am

As a part of our work with AIDSFree, members of the EnCompass team designed and delivered a three-day, face-to-face training for PEPFAR implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations. The aim of this training is ...

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Gender-based violence throughout the Syria conflict: A 7-year analysis

Posted on January 21, 2019 at 11:16 am

Gender-based violence (GBV) has become a prominent public health issue in the Syria crisis; amplified by the protracted nature of the conflict and the social stigma surrounding it. The Lancet-American University of Beirut Commission on Syria conducted the first systematic ...

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