Dan Glass is one of four European grassroots activists sponsored by the Sexuality, Poverty and Law programme at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to participate in Vishtar’s Gender, Diversity and Social Transformation programme in India. In this blog post he reflects on his experiences, touching on issues of poverty, disasters and gender-based violence.
Effective organised activism against gender based violence (GBV)
Collective action and tackling gender-based violence (GBV)
As highlighted by the State of the World's Fathers report, involved fatherhood is one way to address violence against women and children. But, as Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed argues, it also requires attention to interrelated areas such as prevention, treatment and legal frameworks.
This article from Wessel Van Den Berg outlines research from the State of the World's Fathers report. It highlights that when fathers play an active and equal role in the household and are a positive presence, it relieves the burden of care on mothers – but also results in a household where violence is less likely to take place.
This comparative study of gender-based violence (GBV) in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone was led by Sonke Gender Justice. Themes include the need for a more holistic understanding of GBV, poverty and patriarchal beliefs and attitudes about male and female sexualities and their expectant gender roles.
This news article talks about cases of alleged sexual abuse of boys in Cambodia and how the victims of such abuse remain shut out from support services due a perception that only women and girls can be victims of sexual violence.
Refugee Law Project's new report, 'Mentoring Police Officers to End SGBV Tolerance and Complicity' explores its training work with the Uganda Police Force on how best to respond to sexual and gender-based violence.
MenEngage Africa & Sonke Gender Justice have published a report which draws on project activities for gender-based violence prevention in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. It looks at gender relations is the role of interventions which aim to engage individual men and communities.
This short video, by the Refugee Law Project, gives an overview of the 1st South-South Institute on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys, an event that took place in Kampala in April 2013. It highlights the way in which the institute provided a space for male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence to speak about their experiences and reflect, with a range of practitioners and academics, on the implications.
In two video interviews Rukia Cornelius of Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa and Philip Erick Otieno of Men for Gender Equality Now, Kenya talk about the challenges and opportunities when engaging men and boys in ending sexual and gender-based violence, as well as how experiences in their own lives have inspired them.