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What can we learn from civil society organizations and their resiliency to crises for the prevention of violence against women and girls?
It is now well documented that COVID-19 and the response to the pandemic are making women and girls increasingly vulnerable to various forms of violence. In addition, the global context of violent conflicts and humanitarian crises, including weather-related disasters and the impacts of the intensifying climate crisis, are affecting more people than ever before. In this context, civil society organizations are at the frontline of response and have been resiliently adapting to rapidly changing and complex contexts, to maintain services for women and girls and keep prevention of violence against women and girls high on the national to global political agenda.
We want to hear from you on this issue to inform knowledge, advocacy, policy and programming efforts. Share your voice on the following questions anytime between 1 and 5th April 2022. Findings will be consolidated into a knowledge brief (anonymized unless permission is provided).
- What is the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises in your context on: (a) specific forms of violence against women and girls (is it worsening, intensifying)? (b) on your programme to prevent violence against women and girls (has programming stalled, been adapted)? (c) on civil society organizations’ ability maintain operations?
- How has your team / civil society adapted to these crises either (a) Programmatically and/or (b) Operationally/Organizationally?
- Can you share any specific examples, including key challenges, lessons, and helpful takeaways? Feel free to Include links to resources, websites etc.
- What resources and/or support (financial and non-financial) are needed from donors, grant-makers, policy makers, other partners to sustain civil society programming and operations for resilience against future crises?
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In your answer, please add the number of the question you are answering. Please provide details of your context/setting, type of organization, country, and specific area of work to prevent and address violence against women and girls and explain what types of crises impact your work (e.g. is it just COVID-19, or has your work also been affected by natural disasters or conflict? What has been the impact of intersecting crises if relevant?) If you wish your answer to be anonymous, please email email@example.com and the SHINE team will add your contribution without affiliation to a specific user. We also welcome further information, links, and resources via email if you wish.