I’ve been having to asses how to asses what ‘domestic abuse’ IS, it’s turning out to feel like a fish looking for a thing called ‘water’!
Activists and programmers in the global movement to end violence against women (VAW) are brave, motivated, and ever-innovating, but remain far from the finish line. Often, for good reason, they are caught up in the urgency of mobilizing communities against violence and providing survivors the support they need. Opportunities to reflect on the design of their projects, to learn from the experiences of other innovators, and to set goals for their own growth are rare.
ICRW’s newly-published “Violence Against Women Self-Assessment Tool” aims to be that much-needed pause, deep breath, and moment of reflection for these tireless organizations. If used thoughtfully, this tool can provide a clear overview of the strengths and areas for growth in VAW interventions, helping programmers to envision program improvements and to prioritize their organizational learning goals.