iCoP Gender Based Violence


Share-Net International

CoP Overview and introduction:

Despite concerted efforts, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) remains a persistent issue within the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). GBV encompasses all harmful acts directed at an individual based on gender and is rooted in gender inequality, unequal power structures, and harmful norms. While the prevalence of varying forms of GBV differs according to context, GBV affects individuals in all societies worldwide. For these reasons, Share-Net International (SNI) members have defined GBV as a priority area. In addition, many activities related to this topic are taking place at the level of individual country hubs. However, we found that knowledge sharing and learning between Share-Net hubs and the Share-Net International members are lacking, therefore channels for this need to be created. There are several GBV communities of practice (CoPs) within the Share-Net hubs, however they are not connected. The knowledge and good practices generated by these CoPs are therefore, not shared, representing a missed opportunity for those working in this area. Therefore, embers of this GBV International CoP (iCoP) will contribute to, discuss, share, use, and have access to evidence and knowledge products that are most relevant to their specific areas of work for improved GBV policies and practices. 

CoP objectives:

  • Sharing experiences and good practices on the topic of GBV from different national CoPs and country contexts 
  • To connect national GBV SRHR CoPs to other international organisations interested in or working on the topic 
  • To increase the visibility of and interest in the topic of GBV within SNI and different hubs 
  • Disseminate the knowledge and best practices generated by the various CoPs on GBV  
  • To provide a moderated forum for cooperation and knowledge-sharing which encourages member participation, two-way learning, and creates opportunities to increase the impact of knowledge on GBV policy and practice  
  • To develop knowledge products that help to inform research agendas and promote the translation and uptake of knowledge both by policy makers and practitioners. 

Key CoP Resources and Publications 

No knowledge Products have been produced yet 

Key annual CoP activities 

To be determined

CoP launch date 

The iCoP on Gender Based Violence was launched in December 2022 

CoP Contacts 



Amie Ndong

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