Learning from practice: Mobilizing women as agents of change to prevent violence against women and girls
Mobilizing women as agents of change in their own lives is key for projects working to prevent violence against women and girls. As “community facilitators”, women beneficiaries of projects are a crucial link to the broader community of women that prevention projects need to engage with.
This synthesis review looks at how efforts to mobilize women are facilitated, supported and sustained. Drawing on the experiences of 10 civil society organizations in 10 countries and territories, the review:
- showcases the unique contributions of different types and sizes of organizations, from small locally based youth groups to large international human rights organizations;
- highlights diverse forms of mobilization in different social contexts; and
- provides practical recommendations for those directly engaging with women in their interventions, for researchers and for donors.
This review is part of a Prevention Series.