Browse by Theme: Intimate Partner Violence

In the midst of the global pandemic, there lies what the UN Secretary General described as the ‘invisible pandemic’ – gender-based violence – a pandemic that even before rates started to rise during COVID-19 affected an estimated 1 in 3 women globally.

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South Africa has some of the highest rates of gender-based violence (GBV) in the world. But it is also at the forefront of global efforts to understand more about GBV and specifically how to prevent it, hosting the 2019 conference of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI). CARE colleagues joined experts, researchers, practitioners, campaigners and activists from across the world to hear from them and share CARE’s work. Now the question is how to build on this evidence and where to go from here.

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“He always came home late and drunk and he often kicked the door open while hurling insults at me and the children. I became such a miserable person.... After a number of curriculum sessions, I started to notice a change of heart in my husband, he started taking responsibility for the family needs.... He even went ahead to open up a joint account for us.” (Quote by a project participant – but not from Olive who is pictured above.) Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common form of violence against women and girls – but our Indashyikirwa project in Rwanda proved there are ways to change this: by supporting couples to build healthier, more equitable relationships, and by helping communities to challenge and address the values which normalise violence.

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This curriculum attempts to bring together recent learning in the field of gender based violence (GBV) prevention in order to create the most effective programme possible for women’s space facilitators in the communities where Indashyikirwa will be implemented.

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This module attempts to bring together recent learning in the field of gender based violence (GBV) prevention in order to create the most effective programme possible for opinion leaders in the communities where Indashyikirwa will be implemented.

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This curriculum attempts to bring together recent learning in the field of gender based violence (GBV) prevention in order to create the most effective programme possible for couples the communities where Indashyikirwa will be implemented.

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This curriculum attempts to bring together recent learning in the field of gender based violence prevention in order to create the most effective programme possible for training community activists in the communities where Indashyikirwa will be implemented.

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