Reply To: Reflect and discuss: Prevention, mitigation, or response

Langi Malamba

    I had a mixed bag of activities cutting across the continuum as illustrated :
    Selective prevention -education and awareness activities for the affected survivors (women and children) and the alleged perpetrators ; this programme target a select groups such as those affected by VAW ; and also target specifically perpetrators

    Response/ mitigation- Whistle blower activities for the supporters, collaborators and generalized others such as family members, church groups, community activists, clinic staff etc. This programme activity is aimed at improving service responses to reduce incidents that predisposes women and children to gender violence , sexual exploitation and abuse.

    universal prevention/mitigation -Drama activities to simplify and demonstrate how VAW manifests and affect family life.
    Response -Advocacy and social mobilization activities to lobby policy makers is also critical to ensure legal instruments are implemented in the best interest of survivors. This activity unpacks root causes of GBV and IPV in a simplified easy to visualize , identify and understand way through enactment of concepts. This approach is particularly good where high levels of illiteracy exists or there is fear of being stigmatized. When actors are portraying characters through different scenes carrying different messages, audiences are able to identify what happens to them in their veiled safety and resonate better with certain character leading particular complex themes such as emotional ,or verbal abuse or sexual harassment etc.