Effective organised activism against gender based violence (GBV)
Collective action and tackling gender-based violence (GBV)
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a global problem, but research in West Africa suggests that it becomes particularly acute in post-conflict countries, such as Sierra Leone, the focus of this report. It explores the role of men and boys in addressing SGBV including key themes, stakeholders and the opportunities and challenges.
This report is based on a recent case study which explored how collective action contributes to addressing the structural inequalities and discriminatory social norms that perpetuate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), as well as the role of men and boys in enabling transformative change.
A digital storytelling process formed the heart of a case study which explores the role of collective action in challenging harmful gender norms related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in South Africa. Vee and Sinazo are two of the people from informal settlements and townships in Cape Town who created video stories about the actions they are taking to address SGBV in their lives and in their communities.
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) will host a global workshop about men and collective action on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), from 16-19 February, in Brighton, UK. It will bring together national partners in Egypt, India, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Uganda. Engage in person or online: come to the open events in person or connect through Interactions or social media.