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31 October 2022 at 2:02 pm #236474Phelomena MwasiParticipant
gender power analysis abuser uses and reinforces gender differences
Being accountable to women and girls by use of input and feedback mechanisms
inclusive and intersectoral approach as stakeholders to analyze how different characteristics affect women and risk of violence and inform the most effective way to prevent violence
prioritizing safety of women and girls by mitigating backlash
starting with our selves by reflecting on out own attitudes and beliefs around gender, power, privilege’s and violence13 February 2023 at 2:17 pm #239063Ochieng’ JescaParticipant
Young women and girls are usually called for a meeting and the implementation plan shared with them. They are then given an opportunity to just add the areas they feel are left out. Recommendations from the girls is usually very helpful for the success of any program. This then gives the young women and girls to have a safe space to share whatever they are facing
A questionnaire was given on power dynamics and it was realized that the young women and girls think that men are superior. This is an information we want to get rid of.
We ensure our programs are inclusive and non biased. Just by setting the girls sit in a circle, already makes them feel equal and important. This is what we work towards. Promotion resilience and encouraging the girls to have their own best voice
We do weekly mental check ups for our team to acertain that every team member is capable of handling sessions. Also we have policies on how our participants should be handled and this ensure they are treated with respect and are allowed to participate
We ensure creation of safe spaces and also educate the society on the importance of the program so that their perception about the teachings will not interfere with marriages30 March 2023 at 5:36 am #239617Gathel MoyoParticipant
Think about a VAW programme you work on (or one that you’re familiar with). How do you use each of the VAW prevention principles in this programme?
• Accountable to women and girls
Based in a gender-power analysis
having women be on the forefront of community programs accelerate the shift in gender differences. by so doing we give power to previously disempowered persons .
Inclusive and intersectional
we are welcoming to women from different backgrounds, and ethnicity. this enables us to have people with the different background to cooperate and build together for the greater outcome.
in all the work we indent to create interdependency of people from different backgrounds
Prioritising the safety of women and girls
safety for women and girls is a priority to us. we provide ways of ensuring security for participants and home and within the community.
networks with the police, crisis clinics and the justice systems help ensure safer spaces for girls and woman
Starting with ourselves
our team is regularly put through workshops that help us be better in implementing out work. we are strong on values and provision of psychosocial support for out team29 May 2023 at 12:19 pm #240940Sujan NepaliParticipant
• Accountable to women and girls: In our program, we prioritize being accountable to the needs, concerns, and experiences of women and girls affected by gender-based violence through OCMC, Safe house, community based service providers using service satisfactory format feedback mechanism.
based in gender power analysis: community based service providers are mostly female to implement the interventional program.
Inclusive and intersectional: we adopt an inclusive and intersectional approach, ensuring that our interventions address the diverse needs and experiences of all women and girls.
Prioritizing the safety of women and girls: This includes providing accessible and survivor-centered support services, referral mechanism and protective environment for the safety of women and girls.
Starting with ourselves: We undergo regular training on gender equality, power dynamics, safe care and trauma-informed approaches to ensure our own practices align with the principles we advocate for. By continuously learning and improving, we aim to be effective allies and advocates in the fight against gender-based violence.
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