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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

 

What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls - Research Report

Flagship report – What works to prevent violence against women & Girls

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is preventable. Over the last two decades, VAWG prevention practitioners and researchers have been developing and testing interventions to stop violence from occurring, in addition to mitigating its consequences. This in-depth review presents what is now known in the ­field six years on and captures the contribution that What Works has made to this wider evidence base. It highlights the repertoire of interventions that are effective where interventions are well designed and executed. These interventions can be carefully adapted and tested in new contexts, before being taken to scale. It also identiti­es major gaps in evaluations of interventions for the most marginalised groups of women and girls, who experience disproportionately high rates of violence, such as adolescent girls, conflict-affected populations, women and girls living with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and intersex plus (LGBTQI+) persons.

Direct Link to Full 167-Page 2020 Report:

https://www.whatworks.co.za/documents/publications/390-what-works-to-prevent-vawg-final-performance-evaluation-report-mar-2020/file

Executive Summary: https://www.whatworks.co.za/documents/publications/372-erexecsumm11-02-20-19022020/file

Source: WUNRN – 01.04.2020

 

 

We Won't Get Women Out of Poverty Until We Leave Behind "One-Size-Fits-All" Interventions

Photo – Mexican Girls – ODI

By Carmen Leon-Himmelstine

Mexican girls walking together

15 October 2019 - If the world is to live up to its commitment to eradicate extreme poverty for everyone everywhere by 2030, we need gender equality. There is growing recognition of this fact, but interventions are still failing to take into account the specific conditions and experiences of women and girls living in poverty.

Reflecting on progress

Since the Beijing Declaration was adopted almost 25 years ago, we have accomplished massive improvements in women’s lives. Today, most girls worldwide complete primary education and, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, those in least developed countries can now expect to receive 8.7 years of schooling – up from just 4.8 in 1995.

Average female life expectancy has also increased, from a global average of 68 years in 1995 to around 74 today, with the greatest progress achieved in least developed countries. More women have access to paid work while fewer women are in vulnerable employment than 20 years ago, and between 2000 and 2017 the maternal mortality rate dropped by 38% worldwide. But despite this, there is still considerable work to do.

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Older People at Increased Risk in Low & Middle Income Countries with Coronavirus - Older Women

HelpAge International

https://www.helpage.org/newsroom/latest-news/older-people-at-increased-risk-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-if-coronavirus-takes-hold/

Older people at increased risk in low & Middle income countries as coronavirus pandemic takes hold – Older women & Families alert

10/03/2020 - Governments must ensure that older people and their right to health are protected if coronavirus – or Covid 19 – takes hold in low - and middle - income countries, HelpAge International said.

A health crisis can isolate older people and the risk of this happening is far higher in countries with less developed health systems where access to medical services and other forms of care and support can be challenging.

“Any response from the international community to help manage an outbreak of coronavirus must include protection for older people. Statistics clearly show that this group, alongside those with a weak immune system, is the most at risk and governments, NGOs and other donors must ensure that they are made a priority in any response, providing information, support and health services, as needed,” said Justin Derbyshire, Chief Executive Officer at HelpAge International.

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The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism

FPG / Getty / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic

By Helen Lewis

Pandemics affect men and women differently.

MARCH 19, 2020 - Enough already. When people try to be cheerful about social distancing and working from home, noting that William Shakespeare and Isaac Newton did some of their best work while England was ravaged by the plague, there is an obvious response: Neither of them had child-care responsibilities.

Shakespeare spent most of his career in London, where the theaters were, while his family lived in Stratford-upon-Avon. During the plague of 1606, the playwright was lucky to be spared from the epidemic—his landlady died at the height of the outbreak—and his wife and two adult daughters stayed safely in the Warwickshire countryside. Newton, meanwhile, never married or had children. He saw out the Great Plague of 1665–6 on his family’s estate in the east of England, and spent most of his adult life as a fellow at Cambridge University, where his meals and housekeeping were provided by the college.

For those with caring responsibilities, an infectious-disease outbreak is unlikely to give them time to write King Lear or develop a theory of optics. A pandemic magnifies all existing inequalities (even as politicians insist this is not the time to talk about anything other than the immediate crisis). Working from home in a white-collar job is easier; employees with salaries and benefits will be better protected; self-isolation is less taxing in a spacious house than a cramped apartment. But one of the most striking effects of the coronavirus will be to send many couples back to the 1950s. Across the world, women’s independence will be a silent victim of the pandemic.

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Women Human Rights Defenders Resources: Our Rights, Our Safety

This manual builds on the experiences of women activists to offer practical and interactive approaches that both deepen our understanding of context, power and risk, and help us develop collective strategies and practices which keep us safer and stronger as we defend human rights. We welcome any feedback from organizations, communities and women human rights defenders who use this manual so we can incorporate suggestions in a future revised version. Write us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

Direct Link to Full 123-Page 2020 Report:

https://www.justassociates.org/sites/justassociates.org/files/our-rights-our-safety-whrd-manual_v1.1.pdf

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