Learning objectives check
In this session, you were able to:
- Distinguish between VAW prevention and response interventions.
- Describe how to apply VAW prevention principles.
- Response services to address the needs of survivors are critical, but we cannot reduce high levels of violence by supporting one survivor at a time. To have an impact, we need to prevent violence before it starts, and reduce the frequency and severity of further episodes where it has previously occurred.
- Universal prevention programmes are directed at an entire population, community, or group whereas selective prevention programmes are directed at specific groups or individuals considered to be at higher risk of violence.
- To ensure that prevention programming upholds women’s rights and is safe and effective, it must be designed and implemented in line with key feminist principles: (1) accountable to women and girls, (2) based in gender-power analysis, (3) inclusive and intersectional, (4) prioritising the safety of women and girls, (5) starting with ourselves.