Promising Practices to Prevent Gender-Based Violence
Programmatic practices that have been identified as pertinent for GBV prevention to date – in terms of content and impact – include the following:
- Women's village savings and loans groups
- Solidarity and organizing among the marginalized
- Engaging men as equal partners/family
- Male support groups: toward equity
These practices support strong relations - among family and intimate partners, peers and communities - toward gender justice.
Social norms change is an exercise in future-making. These practices aim to expand options on what is possible, normal and affirmed in society. Social norms change work seeks to enable individuals to make choices affecting their lives and promote gender justice.
- Leadership and Civic Associations
- Leadership, networks, and electoral elections
- Collective action in value chains
- Cross-agency advocacy coalitions
These approaches support women's leadership, networks and coalitions to positively influence policies, laws, norms, and institutional practices toward gender justice.