Tuesday, 4 December 2012

New resource on "Mainstreaming" violence prevention

The Oxfam Guide to End Violence against Women, which I wrote earlier this year with generous input from Oxfam International affiliates around the world, has been published in a colourful version that can now be downloaded from the Oxfam Policy and Practice Blog (click on the title to get there). It can work as a useful guide for any organisation whose objectives are not primarily to end violence against women (hence the term "mainstreaming" in the title).
(Photograph: Oxfam)
Gender-based violence and, in particular, violence against women and girls are such widespread issues that no-one can afford to ignore them. For example, in Germany, one in four women have been violently assaulted by a male intimate partner - and that figure does not include more "subtle" forms of violence that are widespread, such as sexual harassment at work, at educational institutions and in other public places. Please read the guide. I'd also be delighted to take your feed-back, via the comments function below or by e-mail if you know my address ;-) Meanwhile, if you want to find out more about violence against women and what to do about it, there is plenty of information available from the UN WOMEN Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women.

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