Resource Sharing - Powerful Partnership Learning Paper

Louise Hemfrey
Posted October 18, 2019 from United Kingdom
Jennifer Lasol & Jackline Madupoi Campaign Against FGM in Kenya

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread human rights violations worldwide. Globally at least 35% of women experience violence in their lifetime and 30% experience intimate partner violence.. The project “Community Responses to Violence Against Women & Girls in Kenya and Tanzania” (2015-2018) aimed  to enable and support women and girls to challenge social and community norms in relation to violence against women and girls (VAWG). The project particularly focused on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kenya and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in Tanzania.  

We know that locally based women's rights organisations play a pivotal role in ensuring that laws and policies are effectively implemented by, among other things, raising awareness, influencing elected officials, mobilising communities and changing social norms and behaviours.

This paper shares learnings on working with women's rights organisations to create an enabling environment to reduce violence and realise women's rights. Read

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Jill Langhus
Oct 18
Oct 18

Hello Louise,

Congrats on sharing your first post! Thanks for sharing this interesting paper on VAWG. Do you work for Womankind? I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you and learning about what you're passionate about.

Hope you're having a great Friday, and that you have a great weekend, too!

Louise Hemfrey
Oct 18
Oct 18

Hi Jill, thank you! Yes I do work for Womankind currently, and wrote the paper as conclusion to a project I managed with them for first two years of my career. Wishing you a great weekend also!

Jill Langhus
Oct 18
Oct 18

Hi Louise!

You're welcome:-) Oh, wow!

Great work!

Thank you!!

Lisbeth
Oct 18
Oct 18

Hi Louise,
A warm welcome to our platform. How is the feeling with a first post? I guess it was awesome :-). It was for me when I first log in... Oh mine I didn't sleep hahaha.
Congrats on your first post. I loved your project, are you carrying it out in the two countries Kenya and Tanzania?
There are a lot of of such in many other countries. I hope you will widen out in the future to other countries.
Thanks for sharing. And I that picture with a typical masaai dressing code ha.
Have a great weekend.
Regards

maeann
Oct 19
Oct 19

Hi Louise,

Welcome to World Pulse were women connect and encourage one another.

Thank you for sharing your project. I hope that you will get enough resources and reach more women in your target areas so that every woman and girl will receive protection and support.

Anita Shrestha
Oct 20
Oct 20

Dear
Without partner nothing could be done

Hello, Louise,

Thank you for sharing this valuable information on VAWG and the project you mentioned. Keep up the great work!

Sister Zeph
Oct 23
Oct 23

Thank you for your great work and for sharing this great note to us

Beth Lacey
Oct 28
Oct 28

Thank you for sharing