Effective organised activism against gender based violence (GBV)
Collective action and tackling gender-based violence (GBV)
In this opinion piece Semanur Karaman and Sara Katrine Brandt use examples to argue that Egypt is particularly dangerous for women who want to contribute to democracy and assert their presence in the public-political sphere.
This report from the IDS Gender, Power and Sexuality Programme explores the programme's emphasis on linking local voices to global arenas to influence policy discourses on gender justice and sexual rights, the paper reviews the contribution made by engagements with the Men and Masculinities field and reflects on challenges faced and lessons learned.
This three-part short radio drama highlights factors that make refugees and migrant communities vulnerable to sexual violence as well as challenges for accessing care and treatment services.
'This film, produced by Promundo, illustrates what interventions have proven to be effective when engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing gender-based violence, from the health sector to the workplace. 'When Men Change' tells the story of four men who changed the way they think about gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, and violence.
Uganda Case Study of men’s activism
As growing international attention is given to preventing and addressing sexual violence in conflict, the experience of such violence by men and boys is becoming more visible in policy discourse and international legislation (Dolan 2014a). Research suggests that between 1998 and 2008, 25 conflict-affected countries were reported as documenting sexual violence against men (Sivakumaran 2007).
In this Daily Maverick article, Rebecca Davis explores how South African Civil Society groups feel about the government's “integrated programme of action” on gender-based-violence. For many years gender activists have been calling for a National Strategic Plan to end gender-based violence, but many are concerned about this new programme.
Saferworld have published a paper discussing the context and political events that led to the establishment of Egypt's Violence Against Women (VAW) Unit, its work since 2013, the key challenges it faces, and the deeper institutional changes that the paper argues are needed. It concludes with recommendations to the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for ways to improve Egypt’s policing response to violence against women.
Men’s Association for Gender Equality (MAGE) have been lending a hand to the Ebola effort in Sierra Leone. The lead for MenEngage Sierra Leone Network agreed to take much needed items across the country for distribution. The materials included preventive support and symptomatic first aid treatment, as well as sanitary items, which had been donated from abroad.
Read MAGE's reports on their Ebola activity: