Sexual and gender-based Violence

SGBV, violence against children; genital cutting, FGM and other harmful practices; homicide; including men’s victimization
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Men as Perpetrators and Victims of Armed Conflicts: Innovative Projects Aimed at Overcoming Male Violence.

What do male identities mean in situations of violence and armed conflict? And how can our understanding of them advance development and gender equity in conflict and post conflict settings?

This study examines the inclinations of many males for violence after wars. The author highlights the need for differentiated gender perspectives in order to put an end to widespread gender-specific and sexualized violence. The key factor being the inclusion of men in finding solutions and to the need to win them over so they can become agents of change.

Women, Peace and Security Handbook: Compilation and Analysis of United Nations Security Council Resolution Language.

In 2000, Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) was passed unanimously, addressing the impact of war on women, and women's contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace. In 2012, the organization PeaceWomen launched the Second Edition of the ‘Women, Peace and Security Handbook,’ which examines the degree to which the Security Council has internalised the thematic agenda of women, peace and security in its geographic work over the past 12 years, specifically in the Council’s country-specific resolutions.

Impact of Stepping Stones on incidence of HIV and HSV-2 and sexual behaviour in rural South Africa: cluster randomised controlled trial

How do gender transformative approaches to improve sexual health impact on violence between men and women? Interventions that seek to transform gender roles and relationships between men and women are frequently being referred to as ‘gender transformative’. Stepping Stones is a participatory learning approach with the goal of achieving this change.

Reviewing responsibilities and renewing relationships: an intervention with men on violence against women in India

Men’s Action to Stop Violence Against Women (MASVAW) is a state-wide community intervention initiative and campaign against gender-based violence in Uttar Pradesh, India. MASVAW constitutes a network of men who feel it is their responsibility as individuals and as communities to transform gender relations. MASVAW’s approach is to engage in action at multiple levels, from individual activist awareness raising activities; to advocacy, support and referrals for survivors; to internal change within local political and educational institutions.

Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific

How do masculinities relate to men’s perceptions and perpetrations of violence against women? What do these gendered norms, identities and practices mean for violence prevention?

The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape? Evidence from Five IMAGES Countries

The devastating impact of sexual violence on lives and communities should not be underestimated. In a context where one in three women worldwide experience physical and/or sexual violence by a partner in their lifetimes, this study investigates the prevalence of sexual violence perpetration by men, as well as the risk and protective factors that reveal important insights for prevention and mitigation.


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