New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues

2310-2039 (online)
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This series on gender mainstreaming in critical multisectoral development issues has been developed out of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Gender Management System (GMS), a holistic system-wide approach to bringing a gender perspective to bear in the mainstream of all government policies, plans and programmes. These accessible reference manuals will aid development policy-makers, planners, field staff and others to set up a GMS and to manage problems encountered in advancing the goal of gender equality and equity in particular issues from a multisectoral perspective.

Promoting an Integrated Approach to Combat Gender Based Violence

Promoting an Integrated Approach to Combat Gender Based Violence

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Margaret Oguli-Oumo, Imelda M. Molokomme, Valencia K. D. Mogegeh, Monde M. Gwaba, Lucia Kiwala
01 Apr 2002
9781848597785 (PDF)

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This manual promotes an integrated approach to combat genderbased violence with governments, nongovernmental organisations, private sector and international organisations working together. It addresses the problems inherent in the current strategies, especially lack of collaboration between the different agencies and individuals working in the area of genderbased violence. The manual encourages development and implementation of comprehensive and coherent policies, programmes and national plans of action on genderbased violence. It provides easytoread instructional materials and case studies for training managers, middlelevel professionals, development workers and extension agents. A doityourself manual, the book is based on the Commonwealth Secretariat model framework for an integrated approach to combat violence against women.

The manual:

• draws on the strengths of the Gender Management System;

• promotes an integrated approach to combat GBV;

• draws on experiences from workshops and consultations facilitated by the Commonwealth Secretariat in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe; and

• is a flexible tool that can be adapted to suit national and local situations.
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  • Preface

    Gender-based violence occurs at all times in all societies. It negatively affects the lives of individuals and the development of families, communities and entire nations. The economic and social costs of gender-based violence are huge. Gender-based violence leads to serious physical and psychological harm. Many people, the majority of whom are women and children are denied the right to freedom, liberty and development. Others are deprived of the right to life through death. The distinction between assault, battery, grievous bodily harm and homicides occurring in public places, and torture taking place in families due to domestic violence is blurred. For how long should nation states allow this situation to continue unchecked?

  • Section 1 - Background

    Gender-based violence (GBV) is widely acknowledged as constituting a fundamental human rights violation, as well as a constraint to development It continues to be endemic in different forms, in Commonwealth countries and other parts of the world.

  • Section 2 - About this Manual

    The Do It Yourself Manual is based on the Commonwealth Secretariat model framework for an integrated approach to combat violence against women.

  • Section 3 - The Programme
  • Section 4 - The Facilitator's Guide
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