Gender Based Violence Programming in Contexts Affected by Violence and Conflict.
DSAI are delighted to share with you Christian Aid’s new learning paper on Gender Based Violence Programming in Contexts Affected by Violence and Conflict.
This paper from Christian Aid states that GBV has deep roots in gender inequalities that prevail throughout different levels of society and not only exists in the form of sexual violence but also physical, emotional/psychological, violence on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, as well as denial of resources or access to services. Understanding the root causes and drivers of GBV, as well as the nuanced factors that contribute to GBV in contexts affected by violence and conflict, is a fundamental aspect of reducing the risk of GBV, ensuring survivors receive adequate support, and support women, men, sexual and gender minorities to change the conditions that lead to GBV.
The findings in this paper are based on a literature review and six case studies drawing from experiences of Christian Aid partners and one non-Christian Aid example in tackling different forms of GBV in different contexts. These include: supporting women’s movement in Colombia, building community resilience in Democratic Republic of Congo, supporting local protection mechanisms in Myanmar, challenging masculinities in Nicaragua, engaging religious leaders in Zimbabwe and supporting feminist activism in Zimbabwe (non-Christian Aid) as well as a peer learning and validation workshop in December 2017 which put forth the recommendations for improving programming and influencing policy.
Please get in touch with Grainne at GKilcullen@christian-aid.org if you have any questions or want to know any more about the paper and she would also be very interested to hear your thoughts and to keep her in mind if you are doing any seminars or events on a similar issue. Please do share with your networks if you can.