Reflect and discuss: VAW prevention principles

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    Phelomena Mwasi

      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 violence

      Ochieng’ Jesca

        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 marriages

        GATHEL M

          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 team

          Sujan Nepali

            • 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.


              Transparency and accountability are very important principles to reduce GBV. Beneficiaries and the community at large should be participatory and transparent about the program which is targeted to reduce GVB. It should pave the way for the participants to express their own view in every stage of the program.
              Gender power analysis is the best way to collect data regarding gender relation at household, and community. The main causes of GVB -patriarchy, harsh parenting are resulted from gendered power dynamics. Therefore, the analysis should be done on theses causes of GVB first.
              Each program work for reducing GVB should have the principles of Diversity management. The target group may be varies from one another in terms of age, race, ethnicity, disability. So, the program must entertain and hear the voice of each divers group.
              This is risk management principles. The program gives credit for the beneficiary’s welfare. This because the victims may be the exposed for another violence’s after the investigation of the causes.

              the last one is is about inward-looking of our selves. We have to re-correct our behaviors, attitudes, norms and beliefs regarding gender relation, physical disciplinal…etc

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