Resources to address violence against women and girls


 The United Nations Women’s Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls is an evidence-based programming resource with

“The Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women & Girls is accessible at 
When you enter the site you will see in that you there are programming modules for GBV work related to Adolescents & Youth, Campaigns, Conflict, Education, Health, Justice, Legislation, Men & Boys, Policy & Budget Cycles, Prevention, Safe Cities,
and Security – Military and Police.
Unfortunately, right now the only links you can actually click on are Legislation, Men & Boys, and Safe Cities. They are hoping to make the site fully functional in a few months. HOWEVER, on the right-hand side, where “TOOLS” is located, enter a search term, and you can find virtually any and every document from a credible source on anything related to that term. Think of it as a Google for Violence Against Women. Note that you can refine your search by Language (documents available in 60 languages!), Subject, Region and Category. Subjects cover everything from Dowry Abuse, FGM, school-related GBV, working with Parliamentarians, advocacy, etc. – you can click on all the fields necessary. And in your categories section you will find protocols, indicators, survey assessments, evaluations, minimum standards, training curriculums, audio materials for training, etc. It is really a brilliant tool – please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the site and enter some search terms to test what you come up with.”

Opportunity for free e-learning on socio-economic policies for child rights with equity.

UNICEF and the Economic Research Foundation (ERF) invite you to participate in a new e-learning programme focusing on socio-economic policies for child rights with equity. This free, self-paced online course is available to all development partners at UN agencies, governments, universities and civil society organizations.

Course description: This innovative programme is a foundational course on economic and social policies to promote equity and child rights. The topics covered include: the human rights-based approach to development; equitable macroeconomic and sector policies; public finance and social budgeting; multidimensional poverty; social protection, migration and climate change.

The e-course aims to provide evidence-based arguments and advocacy skills needed to promote equity and children’s rights in public policy, in the context of recent developments such as the economic crisis or high food prices.

Course duration: The course is self-directed and may be completed at your own pace.

Registration: This course is being offered free of charge to ensure maximum outreach. Upon completion of each module, a test is administered and a certificate will be issued to all who reach successful completion.

Visit to get started. Please share this announcement with all who may be interested in participating.

Resource Tool – Good Shepherd Position Papers

The Good Shepherd Internation Justice Peace Team offers you a tool, developed with input from Good Shepherd people across the world and affirmed by the congregational leadership team.  We hope that these papers will be helpful to you in living our directions for mission and ministry.   Any one of the 6 position papers – Human Trafficking, Migration, Economic Justice, Prostitution, Girl-child and Ecology –  can be used as a reference or resource according to your Unit and regional realities and priorities:  Chapter Implementation:  Setting Unit Priorities: Formation Resource Material: Direction for Good Shepherd mission and ministry development and evaluation: Orientation for co-workers and partners in ministry: Development of local mission and ministry statements, polocies and practices: Advocacy Direction and Social Analysis.  The Resource Tools are in three languages English, Spanish and French

Resource Tool Herramienta de Trabajo   Outil de Travail                      

Prepared by the GSIJPO January, 2011   New York & Geneva  Contact:  Phone 1 212 599 2711  Skype:  clarenolan62