Voices Against Violence -A guide to CAFOD’s work on sexual and gender-based violence

CAFOD sees violence against women and girls as a violation of human rights. Our partner organisations respond internationally in a variety of ways:

  • Providing support to survivors: medical care, safe spaces, counselling, legal assistance
  •  Working with leaders in the Churc
  •  Influencing community attitudes and behaviours around harmful cultural practices
  • Awareness-raising with the community
  • Reducing vulnerability of adolescent girls who are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation
  • Working with male perpetrators
  • Increasing access to justice by training paralegals and police
  • Ensuring protection from sexual and gender violence is considered in our humanitarian responses
  • Advocating for national and international responses to gender violence by working with the UK Department for International
    Development (DFID), stakeholders such as the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and our networks (eg Gender and
    Development Network)

See booklet to read more.

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