Posts in VAWG
Guidance and resources on gender reviews, support to survivors of violence, sexual harassment and safeguarding

March 2018

This compilation of guidance and resources has been prepared by Elanor Jackson and Kanwal Ahluwalia  for GADN members who are trying to ensure that their organisations’ responses to sexual harassment revelations is transformative and based on a women’s rights perspective.

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VAWG and Humanitarian working groups provide evidence to Lords Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee

March 2016

The VAWG and Humanitarian Working Groups submitted written evidence for a House of Lords’ Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict Inquiry. The submission addresses the causes of sexual violence in conflict (SVC), prevention of SVC, the needs of survivors of SVC, women’s participation and accountability for SVC.

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Turning Promises into Progress - extract - Violence Against Women and Girls

February 2015

Turning Promises into Progress is a joint report with GAPS UK and the UK SRHR Network.  Over the last two decades there have been many new commitments and increasing political rhetoric on gender equality and the realisation of rights for women and girls, but limited real progress in achieving either. In our report, we conclude that this is, in part, because the underlying causes of gender equality have not been addressed and there was insufficient political will to make the changes needed on the ground. This section of the report looks specifically at Violence Against Women and Girls.

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Turning Promises into Progress: Gender equality and rights for women and girls - lessons learnt and actions needed

February 2015

Over the last two decades there have been many new commitments and increasing political rhetoric on gender equality and the realisation of rights for women and girls, but limited real progress in achieving either.  In our report, Turning Promises to Progress, we conclude that this is, in part, because the underlying causes of gender equality have not been addressed and there was insufficient political will to make the changes needed on the ground.  Detailed recommendations for concrete action to turn rhetoric into change are outlined throughout the report.

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UNGA Review Event on the Call to Action on Violence against Women and Girls in Emergencies

September 2014

This briefing discusses how all donors and humanitarian actors participating in the Call to Action can take further steps to translate high level commitments to change on the ground, with the ultimate goal of improving the life, safety, dignity and resilience of women, girls and GBV survivors in current emergencies, including survivors of harmful practices like such as early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

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