Lisa Gormley, Ian Seiderman, Briony Potts and Alex Conte. International Commission of Justice, 2016
Under international human rights law, persons who suffer violations of their human rights have the right to effective remedies and reparation for the harm they have suffered. Gaining access to justice for acts of gender-based violence is important to secure relief at the individual level, but also to promote change at the systemic level in terms of laws and practice. This Practitioners Guide seeks to assist lawyers and other human rights advocates, but ultimately it is designed to benefit the women on whose behalf lawyers and advocates act and who are seeking justice .
A Romanian organisation fighting domestic violence. With a mission to defend the rights of spouses, victims of domestic violence and facilitate their legal and psychological counseling, rights of children, their protection against any abuse, elderly protection, their property and the right to life of all persons into a healthy environment.
The purpose of the workshop is to improve the skills of media professionals and communication officers in reporting gender-based violence in humanitarian crisis settings; to enhance the quality of reporting by instilling ethical principles; and to increase awareness among the general population and decision makers of the importance of gender-based violence as a health and human rights problem and its common occurrence.
ICJ Lisa Gormley
The guide is designed to support legal practitioners and human rights defenders involved, or interested, in pursuing cases of gender-based violence. Lasting change to address the root causes of violence against women can only take place as part of a coordinated effort on behalf of multiple stakeholders, however the ICJ believes that legal practitioners and human rights defenders are indispensable to addressing the problem and realizing women access to justice.
Religions for Peace
This toolkit was designed in collaboration with religious leaders from countries around the world for women and men of faith working at the community, national or international level. The toolkit offers religious leaders, faith communities and Inter-religious Councils the tools to carry out awareness, prevention advocacy programs to help bring an end to violence against women.
Futures Group, Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1.Women of faith have called attention to gender-based violence in their communities, citing a need for religious leaders to raise awareness of the issue and address it. Religious leaders and women of faith are well positioned to identify, validate, and promote best practices on preventing and reducing GBV as it relates to HIV.
Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation
FGM is a reproductive health and human rights concern that has devastating short-term and long-term impacts on the lives of women and girls. The procedure is risky and life-threatening for the girl both during the procedure and throughout thecourse of her life. FGM is considered a harmful practice and a form of violence against women.
The International Rescue Committee works to foster communities where women and girls are free from violence and have the rights and resources to promote their own safety and self-determination through the Womens Protection and Empowerment Team comprised of 450 field staff and technical experts, including specialists in primary prevention, care for child survivors, economic programming, and service delivery, among others. Collectively, this team advances the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for humanitarian workers to serve survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) with effective, comprehensive programming that meets the specific needs of women and girls. In partnership with communities and institutions, we advocate for and protect the rights of women and girls while cultivating conditions in which women and girls can recover from violence and thrive.
The mission of the Network is to combat human trafficking through close and coordinated action among countries of origin, transit and destination. Cooperation is on a tripartite basis- among state agents, international organizations and NGOs- in order to better assist victims and address existing and emerging problems. It is a regional network of 16 NGOs from 12 countries.