Resource Hub

Useful resources on VAWG prevention

This Resource Hub serves practitioners, policymakers, researchers and activists who are committed to prevent violence against women and girls in Southern Africa.

It compiles learnings from the PfP programme and its partners. Resources are curated by PfP and can take the format of e.g. learning or policy briefs, short or full reports, journal articles, tools and multimedia.

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quaranTV episode on LGBTIQ+
By: Masifunde
Date: 29-10-2020
South Africa Multimedia

Locally produced video content addressing LGBTIQ+ education

Keywords: LGBTIQ+, education
Report Regional Conference 2019: Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls in Southern Africa - From Evidence to Action
By: PfP
Date: 26-10-2020
South Africa Conference Presentation

The regional programme “Partnerships for Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls in Southern Africa” (PfP) hosted the regional conference in collaboration with SADC, MRC, DFID, the Canadian High Commission and the Ford Foundation. It was held in Johannesburg, South Africa 4-5 December 2019.  

The conference brought together more than 200 participants from 14 countries and across different sectors: development partners, government officials and parliamentarians, UN agencies, civil society organizations, researchers, media and private sector representatives, as well as traditional and religious leaders. This unique space was used to exchange experiences and explore ways to implement effective and promising practices to address VAWG. If you want to learn more on the findings, do not miss out on reading the conference report.

Keywords: Conference, regional, report, evidence
Towards Gender-Sensitive Storytelling in South African Entertainment Media - Hindering and Enabling Factors for more Gendersensitive and Non-Stereotyped Content. (Full Report)
By: Aniela Batschari
Date: 23-09-2020
South Africa Research Report

The study aimed at gaining a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities experienced in the South African entertainment television sector when creating and producing gender-sensitive and non-stereotyped stories and informing the industry on how to promote more gender-sensitive content and the portrayal of characters in non-stereotypical roles. The study followed a two-phase mixed-methods approach that included consultations, a literature review, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with representatives from the film and media sector.

Keywords: Gender equality, GBV, Media
Towards Gender-Sensitive Storytelling in South African Entertainment Media - Hindering and Enabling Factors for more Gendersensitive and Non-Stereotyped Content.
By: Aniela Batschari, Luxolo Matomela, Annabelle Metzner, Maximilian Vogt
Date: 31-08-2020
South Africa Learning Brief

The study aimed at gaining a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities experienced in the South African entertainment television sector when creating and producing gender-sensitive and non-stereotyped stories and informing the industry on how to promote more gender-sensitive content and the portrayal of characters in non-stereotypical roles. The study followed a two-phase mixed-methods approach that included consultations, a literature review, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with representatives from the film and media sector. 

Keywords: Gender equality, GBV, Media
The effects of COVID-19 on gender-based violence (GBV)
By: Partnerships for Prevention in collaboration with SADC Gender Unit
Date: 06-05-2020
0 Multimedia

This brief video describes the link between COVID-19 and gender-based violence (GBV) as well as the important role different stakeholders, communities, families and individuals can play to prevent and address GBV.

Watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lthLW7Ik6Ck 


Keywords: COVID-19, GBV, lockdown, helpline
Reporting Guideline on the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19
By: GIZ Partnerships for Prevention in collaboration with UN Women
Date: 22-04-2020
South Africa Guidance

South Africa and the world is grappling with the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on every sphere of life. In the day to day reporting on COVID-19, the impact on women, girls and gender non-conforming persons can at times be invisible. The guideline provides guidance to journalists, content producers, media creatives and editors on how to report on the gendered impact of COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19, Gender equality, GBV, Media
Gender Diversity and GBV in South African Television
By: Compiled by GIZ Partnerships for Prevention
Date: 01-12-2019
South Africa Learning Brief

Gender Links undertook extensive reserach on current dynamics of gender representation, stereotyping and the portrayal of GBV in South African television. The key findings of the study reflect the unequal gender dynamics at play within broader society. Gender stereotypes are still prevalent, women’s voices are heard less and decision making still lies with men. Women compromise 77% of programme creators but just 15% of directors in entertainment, broadly, content creation remains a “man’s world”.

Keywords: Gender equality, GBV, Media
The role of religious and traditional actors in the prevention of violence against women and girls in Zambia, Southern Province
By: Compiled by GIZ Partnerships for Prevention, GIZ Sector Programme Values, Religion and Development
Date: 01-12-2019
Zambia Learning Brief

In its efforts to support contextually relevant approaches to prevent VAWG, the GIZ programme Partnerships for Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls and the GIZ Sector Programme Values, Religion and Development commissioned a religious and traditional actors mapping (RTAM) in the Southern Province of Zambia. The mapping explored existing efforts of religious and traditional leaders and faith-based organisations (FBOs) in the context of gender-based violence and VAWG. In so doing, the analysis aims at providing  recommendations for engaging with religious and traditional leaders and actors and FBOs in the context of VAWG.

Keywords: Religious and Traditional Actors Mapping
User-centred development of digital solutions for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Lesotho
By: Compiled by GIZ Partnerships for Prevention
Date: 01-12-2019
Lesotho Learning Brief

Since beginning of 2018, PfP supports the ‘Nokaneng’- flagship, an initiative that brings together government, non-governmental and private sector actors in Lesotho, and supports their joint efforts to reducing the acceptance of VAWG. ‘Nokaneng’ includes three components: Digital solutions, media and community-based interventions. This learning brief documents lessons from the conceptualisation and development process of digital solutions to address VAWG in Lesotho.

Keywords: Digital solutions, smartphone app, SMS
Gender Diversity and GBV in South African Television
By: GIZ Partnerships for Prevention in collaboration with UN Women and Gender Links
Date: 31-05-2019
South Africa Research Report

Gender Links undertook extensive reserach on current dynamics of gender representation, stereotyping and the portrayal of GBV in South African television. The key findings of the study reflect the unequal gender dynamics at play within broader society. Gender stereotypes are still prevalent, women’s voices are heard less and decision making still lies with men. Women compromise 77% of programme creators but just 15% of directors in entertainment, broadly, content creation remains a “man’s world”.

Keywords: Gender equality, GBV, Media
Stakeholder Network Analysis - Lesotho
By: Produced by Syspons GmbH
Date: 30-11-2018
Lesotho Research Report

To gain insights into key stakeholders in Lesotho working on the prevention of and response to violence against women and girls (VAWG), their cooperation and capacity needs, the GIZ Partnerships for Prevention (PfP) programme commissioned Syspons GmbH to conduct a comprehensive stakeholder and network analysis. The analysis identified key stakeholders’ efforts to prevent VAWG, examined their activities and forms of engagements, analysed the extent and quality of cooperation between stakeholders and identified capacity needs for increased cooperation.

Keywords: network analysis, quality of cooperation
Stakeholder Network Analysis - South Africa
By: Produced by Syspons GmbH
Date: 30-11-2018
South Africa Research Report

To gain insights into key stakeholders in South Africa working on the prevention of and response to violence against women and girls (VAWG), their cooperation and capacity needs, the GIZ Partnerships for Prevention (PfP) programme commissioned Syspons GmbH to conduct a comprehensive stakeholder and network analysis. The analysis identified key stakeholders’ efforts to prevent VAWG, examined their activities and forms of engagements, analysed the extent and quality of cooperation between stakeholders and identified capacity needs for increased cooperation.

Keywords: network analysis, quality of cooperation
Stakeholder Network Analysis - Zambia
By: Produced by Syspons GmbH
Date: 30-11-2018
Zambia Research Report

To gain insights into key stakeholders in Zambia, Southern Province, working on the prevention of and response to violence against women and girls (VAWG), their cooperation and capacity needs, the GIZ Partnerships for Prevention (PfP) programme commissioned Syspons GmbH to conduct a comprehensive stakeholder and network analysis. The analysis identified key stakeholders’ efforts to prevent VAWG, examined their activities and forms of engagements, analysed the extent and quality of cooperation between stakeholders and identified capacity needs for increased cooperation.

Keywords: network analysis, quality of cooperation
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