Effective organised activism against gender based violence (GBV)
Collective action and tackling gender-based violence (GBV)
During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November, until 10 December, the IDS research team, along with its global partners, engaged in a series of dialogues on the engagement of men and boys in tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). This one-off blog series offered an opportunity to openly talk about SGBV and the successes and challenges connected to addressing it.
This new policy brief from IDS highlights that gendered violence does not exist in isolation, and is intertwined with other forms of power, privilege and social exclusion. It argues that taking an ‘intersectional analysis’ approach can help to realise the tangled nature of SGBV and how cross-movement alliance building and the sharing of best practice is crucial in tackling this violence.
On Thursday 19 November a seminar discussing the rape of men in conflict settings will also launch the film 'Men Can Be Raped Too', which has been developed by the members of the Men of Hope Association (MOHA), a refugee support group in Uganda. The event will include 'provocations' from Refugee Law Project Director, Chris Dolan and, via video link from Uganda, members of the MOHA. Watch the film and tune in to the live discussion on Interactions.
On Thursday 19 November, IDS hosted a 'A Gender & Sexuality Provocations' seminar discussing the rape of men in conflict settings and launching the film 'Men Can Be Raped Too', which has been developed by the members of the Men of Hope Association, a refugee support group in Uganda. There were 'provocations' from Refugee Law Project Director, Chris Dolan and, via video link, members of the MOHA.