Effective organised activism against gender based violence (GBV)

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Collective action and tackling gender-based violence (GBV)

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Politicising thinking and policy discourse on men and masculinities

This report from the IDS Gender, Power and Sexuality Programme explores the programme's emphasis on linking local voices to global arenas to influence policy discourses on gender justice and sexual rights, the paper reviews the contribution made by engagements with the Men and Masculinities field and reflects on challenges faced and lessons learned.

Film: When men change

'This film, produced by Promundo, illustrates what interventions have proven to be effective when engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing gender-based violence, from the health sector to the workplace. 'When Men Change' tells the story of four men who changed the way they think about gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and violence.

Conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys

Uganda Case Study of men’s activism

As growing international attention is given to preventing and addressing sexual violence in conflict, the experience of such violence by men and boys is becoming more visible in policy discourse and international legislation (Dolan 2014a). Research suggests that between 1998 and 2008, 25 conflict-affected countries were reported as documenting sexual violence against men (Sivakumaran 2007).

South Africa: Government might have a plan on GBV, but is it a good one?

In this Daily Maverick article, Rebecca Davis explores how South African Civil Society groups feel about the government's “integrated programme of action” on gender-based-violence. For many years gender activists have been calling for a National Strategic Plan to end gender-based violence, but many are concerned about this new programme.

Violence against women in Egypt: Prospects for improving police response

Saferworld have published a paper discussing the context and political events that led to the establishment of Egypt's Violence Against Women (VAW) Unit, its work since 2013, the key challenges it faces, and the deeper institutional changes that the paper argues are needed. It concludes with recommendations to the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for ways to improve Egypt’s policing response to violence against women.


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