Effective organised activism against gender based violence (GBV)

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3
IDS AG Id: 
OT/11009/3/3

Collective action and tackling gender-based violence (GBV)

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C1894

Blog: The effective involvement of men and boys in action on sexual and gender-based violence

Ntokozo Yingwana explores the importance of a collective strategy for impact, inspired by a recent global learning workshop on engaging men and boys in sexual and gender-based violence initiatives. The workshop brought together partners from Egypt, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Uganda.

Blog: Reflections on CSW 59 and work to address structural violence in South Africa

It is not enough to have a targets and commitments on SGBV if this is not connected to political processes of change, but collective action can help bridge this gap for a transformative agenda and address the underlying causes of violent inequality across scale, from the global to the local.

Connecting the global to the local: Reflections on CSW 59 and the work of collective actors to address structural violence in South Africa

Thea Shahrokh and Elizabeth Mills argue that commitments and targets for ending SGBV are not enough if not connected to political processes of change

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) remains one of the most pressing concerns of our era. Finding effective strategies to collectively address the ubiquity of SGBV must therefore be central to the work of gender activists, researchers and campaigners.

The role of collective action in tackling SGBV in South Africa

The Institute of Development Studies, Sonke Gender Justice and the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation have published a case study which explores the value and limitations of collective action in challenging the community, political, social and economic institutions that reinforce harmful masculinities and gender norms related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

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