Through the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) programme funded by the UK Department for International Development programme, the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) and International Rescue Committee (IRC) have focused on developing new evidence to address gaps in understanding of VAWG during conflict and humanitarian crises, including implementing a landmark population-based study on the prevalence, forms and drivers of VAWG in conflict-affected South Sudan. In order to bridge the gap between research and action, this toolkit has been developed to support non-academic stakeholders to understand and interpret the data gathered through population-based research on VAWG and to create a process for moving from evidence to implementing action. The Research to Action tool provides a step-by-step process for practitioners and policymakers to better understand and utilize data generated by VAWG research activities.
SVRI Pre-Conference Workshop Presentation: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Gender Based Violence Programs
As part of a pre-conference workshop at the 2019 SVRI Forum in South Africa, GWI presented "Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Gender Based Programs".
Gender-Based Violence Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation with Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations: A Manual and Toolkit for Researchers and Practitioners
Developed with support from the US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and the UK Department for International Development, this manual aims to support researchers and members of the humanitarian community in conducting ethical and technically sound research, monitoring and/or evaluation on gender-based violence (GBV) within refugee and conflict-affected populations.
The resource guide is targeted towards high school, college and university students in the U.S. and overseas. It was designed as a series of lessons based on themes extracted from the memoir, I Am Malala, and is intended to enrich a variety of academic programs. It can also be taught as a single course around the book. It provides a window into complex issues of politics, history, human rights, religion and tradition through the lens of one girl's story. This was produced in partnership with The Malala Fund. More resources for educators can be found on GWI's page dedicated to the Malala Fund.
Recognizing the growth and enthusiasm of after-school clubs, the Global Women's Institute has also developed an I Am Malala: A toolkit for after-school clubs. This toolkit follows the same themes as the resource guide, but includes more activity-based material for the purpose of peer-led, after-school club groups. It is also less necessary to have access to Malala's memoir in order to use the toolkit. This was produced in partnership with The Malala Fund. More resources for educators can be found on GWI's page dedicated to the Malala Fund.
GWI, in partnership with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) created a resource guide that aims to provide the reader with basic information on the characteristics and consequences of VAWG. It also offers guidance on how to integrate VAWG prevention and the provision of quality services to violence survivors within a range of development projects across sectors.
The resource guide includes sector-specific briefs for integrating VAWG into development work in a variety of areas. These sectors include: Citizen Security, Law, and Justice, Disaster Risk Management, Education, Finance & Enterprise Development, Health, and Social Protection. GWI is currently working with partners on adding more sectors for this ongoing project.
This product is made possible through the generous support of the Australian Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Across the globe, sexism, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia lead to violence against LBT women, ranging from bullying, harassment and violence in families and communities to sexual assault and brutal extrajudicial killings. However, the bulk of discourse and action surrounding gender equality and women’s empowerment in the development community has assumed a normative notion of “woman” as heterosexual and cisgender. This means LBT women are largely excluded from the critical dialogue that informs development programs and investments and the benefits that are derived from them. This includes actions aimed at reducing violence against women and girls (VAWG). A gender equality agenda within the larger global goals of advancing economic development, eliminating extreme poverty, and boosting shared prosperity must address the root causes of inequalities as well as their consequences for women of all gender and sexual identities and men who do not conform to entrenched societal norms of masculinity.