There is power in numbers and in movements. This section includes weblinks to other initiatives aimed at contributing to ending VAWG, responding to HIV/AIDS and emotional well-being/ mental health. While AIR itself focuses on African-based and led initiatives, this list includes initiatives located outside of the African region but work with a similar mission and focus.

Research Initiatives

Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) – a global network of researchers, advocates, and donors promoting research on sexual violence and generating the empirical evidence base for advocacy on sexual violence as a public health priority.  Based at the Gender and Health Research Unit of the Medical Research Council in South Africa.

Gender, Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – a multi- disciplinary cross-departmental research group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, that works with partners around the world to conduct action-oriented, intervention based research on gender-based violence and health.

Advocacy Initiatives and Networks

16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women – an annual global advocacy event coordinated by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University in New York, USA, to draw public attention to the issue of VAW as a human rights concern.

Homebased Care Alliance – a network of over 30,000 home based carers in 11 African countries mobilizing to gain recognition and self-representation, at the local, national and international levels, for the essential services, care and resources they provide their communities.

Women’s Human Rights Defenders International Coalition – a resource and advocacy network for the protection and support of women human rights defenders worldwide. The coalition disseminates and produces resources around safety, security and rights of women human rights defenders.

GBV Prevention Network a network of individuals and organisations and individuals in East, Southern and Horn of Africa focused on sharing and creating resources and knowledge around the prevention of GBV. It is coordinated by Raising Voices (Uganda) with support from HIVOS and PATH. It has a working group on HIV and AIDS and VAW.

Training and Tools

Just Associates Heart-Mind-Body Project – a strategy lead by JASS Southern Africa that puts women’s wellbeing, integrity and safety at the centre of sustained women’s organizing and movement-building.

Raising Voices – a Kampala-based international organisation that works towards the prevention of violence against women and children. Raising Voices produces tools for community-based prevention of VAWG. The SASA! approach focuses on preventing violence against women and HIV.

Take Back the Tech a collaborative campaign to reclaim information and communication technologies (ICTs) to end violence against women. The campaign is active during the 16 Days of Activism to end Violence Against Women, and also develops resources to educate and defend women and girls’ privacy online.

Integrated Security Manual – a manual developed by Urgent Action Fund and Kvinna til Kvinna to be used for practical training around the protection of women human rights defenders.