Turning Promises into Progress Report Gender and Development Network, Gender Action for Peace and Security, UK SRHR Network, London, March 2015.
Gender inequality remains one of the most shocking injustices of our time. In every country in the world women and girls are discriminated against and denied their rights
solely because of their gender. They are disproportionately represented amongst the poorest and most marginalised and excluded people, and have less power, fewer
resources, and less voice than men and boys.
The Social ecological model is referred from the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP).
In sexual violence prevention work, a model of behavior change is the social-ecological model.
The social-ecological model is used because sexual violence is complex. People perpetrate sexual assault for a wide variety of reasons and as a result of many different influences on their lives. The social-ecological model provides a framework for understanding those different influences and their relationship to one another.
WRC & IRC (2015) “I see that it is possible”: Building capacity for disability inclusion in gender-based violence programming.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widely recognized human rights and public health concern, affecting at least one in three women globally. GBV may become even more pervasive in crisis situations, where social, community and institutional protection mechanisms are often weakened or destroyed. Men and boys are also vulnerable to violence during conflict and displacement, particularly sexual violence, though to a lesser extent than women and girls.
Narayan, D Can Anyone Hear Us? Voices from 47 Countries, World Bank Group, PREM 1999. Chapter 5: Changing Relations in the Household
Poverty is pain. Poor people suffer physical pain that comes with too little food and long hours of work; emotional pain stemming from the daily humiliations of dependency and lack of power; and the moral pain from being forced to make choices such as whether to pay to save the life of an ill family member or to use the money to feed their children.