Violence is preventable
UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women & UNV
regional joint programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Links
UNDP - UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
UNFPA - UNFPA’s mission is to deliver a world a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
UN Women - UN Women is the UN’s lead agency its work to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment
UNV - The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.
The World Health Organisation - The WHO has a range of publications and resources on addressing violence against women, sexual and intimate partner violence, as well as significant global data on prevalence of physical and/or sexual partner violence.
VAWG Research Links
Sexual Violence Research Institute - SVRI comprises a coordinating group of experts on sexual violence research provides overall guidance for the Initiative. The SVRI uses an innovative mix of evidenced based information, communication and technology media and capacity building workshops and events to promote and build capacity in research on sexual violence globally.
The International Research Centre on Women - ICRW's mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs. It is a global research institute with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India.
Violence Prevention Programming and Resources
WHO Prevent Violence Network- The purpose of this website is to provide a violence prevention resource for policy makers, practitioners and others working to tackle and prevent violence. The website includes three key databases providing access to: abstracts of peer reviewed articles on violence prevention studies (Evidence Base); on-going violence prevention research trials (Trials Register); and key publications and resources on violence prevention (Resources).
Raising Voices - Raising Voices is a nonprofit organization based in Kampala, Uganda working toward the prevention of violence against women and children. Raising Voices designed the SASA! initiative to address a core driver of violence against women and HIV: the imbalance of power between women and men, girls and boys.
Promundo - Promundo works globally to achieve a culture of nonviolence and gender equality by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. Promundo works globally to achieve a culture of nonviolence and gender equality by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. Promundo designed Program H and Program M which have been effective at transforming harmful social norms and promote gender equity.
Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS) - Implemented by ICRW the Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS) program has been exploring the potential for school-based curriculums to influence the formation of more gender-equitable norms among adolescents. The pilot phase in Mumbai demonstrated the potential of GEMS to engage young adolescents on issues of gender and violence and bring attitudinal change to support equitable norms.
What Works to Prevent Violence - The What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme is focused broadly on what works to prevent violence against women and girls. It will conduct research, evaluations of existing interventions, and support innovation in programming through a dedicated grants scheme.
Sonke Gender Justice - Sonke’s vision is a world in which men, women and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies. Sonke works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. Sonke Gender Justice Network’s flagship program, the One Man Can Campaign, is dedicated to supporting men and boys to take action to end domestic and sexual violence and to promote healthy, equitable relationships. The Campaign promotes the idea that every man has a role to play, that each man can create a better, more equitable, and more just world.
GBV Prevention Network - The GBV Prevention Network comprises over 500 members in 18 different countries in the Horn, East and Southern Africa, works to increase momentum for VAW prevention by strengthening analysis, building connections and taking action to prevent VAW.
Stepping Stones - Stepping Stones is a training package that addresses gender, HIV, communication and relationship skills. It is also sometimes described as a life-skills training package, covering many aspects of our lives, including why we behave in the ways we do, how gender, generation and other issues influence this, and ways in which we can change our behavior, if we want to.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) - The IRC is engaged in preventing GBV by addressing the roots of violence against women. They have a range of training materials, including resources for engaging men and boys and transforming social norms.
Engaging Men Links
CARE - An international NGO committed to ending poverty, CARE has developed tools for engaging with men and boys to transform masculinities and change social norms.
Men Engage - Men Engage is a global alliance made up of dozens of country networks spread across many regions of the world, hundreds of non-governmental organizations, as well as UN partners. MenEngage members work collectively and individually toward advancing gender justice, human rights and social justice to achieve a world in which all can enjoy healthy, fulfilling and equitable relationships and their full potential.
Men Care - MenCare is a global fatherhood campaign. Its mission is to promote men’s involvement as equitable, non-violent fathers and caregivers in order to achieve family well-being and gender equality.