The Shared Advocacy Agenda is progressed by a committed group of GBV prevention leaders across the world, providing a partnership-based mechanism for governments and other donors to work with researchers, activists and prevention experts to co-define and advance commitments towards the Agenda’s goals.
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The evidence is in: GBV can be prevented with the right approaches, and in a matter of years, not lifetimes. Women’s organisations and funds have been the driving force behind such work for decades. Ample guidance for how to create effective policies and programs is now available.
Existing research on GBV prevention has been mapped in the Global Shared Research Agenda on Violence against Women and Girls. The UN’s RESPECT Framework and Implementation Package collates the evidence and provides guidance for effective policies and programs. Evaluations from the UK Government’s What Works initiative, among others, have shown we can significantly reduce perpetration and victimisation within programmatic timeframes. Cutting-edge GBV prevention work is documented on a daily basis by organisations such as Raising Voices and Breakthrough, the UN Trust Fund, Sexual Violence Research Initiative and the Prevention Collaborative.Read Less
What’s missing is money. Less than .002 percent of global Official Development Assistance is directed to GBV prevention, and that funding is often poor quality, short-term and sporadic. Few national governments have transformative, funded GBV prevention policies in place.
Ending GBV by 2030 is a target of Sustainable Development Goal Five, agreed by the world’s governments; and critical to achieving every other SDG. Yet we are way off track. We need significantly increased funding to policies and programs that ensure whole populations, not just small groups, benefit from effective approaches to GBV prevention.
The Accelerator connects and magnifies the voices of the GBV prevention community in collective advocacy. The Shared Advocacy Agenda is what we advocate for. It is guided by two high-level goals:
These goals were formalised as a collective commitment through the Generation Equality Forum in June 2021, supporting the Action Coalition on GBV’s Global Acceleration Plan that sets out concrete and ambitious actions to prevent GBV including increasing investment between 2021-2026.Read Less
The Shared Advocacy Agenda calls on governments and donors to increase investment in evidence-based, transformative policies and programs for GBV prevention, domestically and internationally. What counts as such investment?
Over the coming year, the Accelerator will work with our Shared Advocacy Agenda partners and other experts to develop a set of detailed metrics for ‘what counts’ as a commitment towards the two goals of the Agenda.
This will mean:
Together, we will co-create a tracking tool such as an online dashboard that can be used to highlight new investments by governments and donors, and serve as an accountability mechanism for implementation of commitments made.