The IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action has been updated (from 2005) and was launched with a great, accessible new website: http://gbvguidelines.org/
Activists and programmers in the global movement to end violence against women (VAW) are brave, motivated, and ever-innovating, but remain far from the finish line. Often, for good reason, they are caught up in the urgency of mobilizing communities against violence and providing survivors the support they need. Opportunities to reflect on the design of their projects, to learn from the experiences of other innovators, and to set goals for their own growth are rare.
ICRW’s newly-published “Violence Against Women Self-Assessment Tool” aims to be that much-needed pause, deep breath, and moment of reflection for these tireless organizations. If used thoughtfully, this tool can provide a clear overview of the strengths and areas for growth in VAW interventions, helping programmers to envision program improvements and to prioritize their organizational learning goals.
Join us on Tuesday, February 24th for a lunchtime launch event for this new product at ICRW’s DC headquarters. In addition to introducing the print and online versions of the Self-Assessment Tool, ICRW staff will model the same reflectiveness the tool aims to prompt by openly sharing the ups and downs of writing, testing, revising, and disseminating this new product.
To learn more and to see the tool, visit http://www.icrw.org/vaw
A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Sara Ku at firstname.lastname@example.org