Learning from practice: Community mobilization to prevent violence against women and girls

Mobilizing communities is critical to preventing violence against women and girls. However, deeper understanding is needed of: the processes and factors that facilitate effective community mobilization in various contexts; how the changing dynamics of social contexts influence community mobilization programmes; and how programmes adapt in response.

This synthesis review looks at ways of engaging communities by drawing on the experiences of 10 civil society organizations implementing projects to prevent violence against women and girls in different countries and contexts. It showcases the unique contributions of different types and sizes of organizations, from small locally based youth groups to large international human rights organizations, and highlights diverse forms of community mobilization in different social contexts.

The synthesis review also provides practical tips and recommendations for those directly engaging with communities in their interventions, for researchers and for donors.

This review is part of a Prevention Series.


Synthesis Review on Community Mobilization  – SYNTHESIS REVIEW – ENGLISH

Summary on Community Mobilization – ENGLISH

Summary on Community Mobilization– FRENCH

Summary on Community Mobilization – SPANISH

Appendix to Synthesis Review on Community Mobilization

Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Resource type: Learning

Series: UN Trust Fund prevention series

Publication year: 2021