Profiling and sharing promising practice and initiatives, and supporting greater visibility of transformative approaches. Using evidence from the field to build momentum among practitioners and activists to advocate for effective policy, funding strategies and programming that foregrounds transformative feminist approaches and integrated models that ‘work’, and prevention of the conditions that underlie VAWG, inequalities around HIV/AIDS and lack of emotional well-being and mental health.
The strongest policy and intervention frameworks are grounded in the wisdom of practice and the realities of people’s lives. Through the Amplify programme, AIR contributes a transformative feminist voice to community, technical and policy dialogues around violence against women and girls, HIV/AIDS and emotional wellbeing/mental health in Africa.
Programme activities focus on:
- Supporting practitioners to write and publish thinking and analysis in forums that influence their sectors
- Collaborating with existing initiatives to advocate for investment and active commitment to preventing and responding to VAWG, HIV/AIDS and emotional wellbeing/mental health concerns in the African region, and grow understandings of integrated approaches that tackle root causes
AMPLIFY blog posts:
- Politicizing self-care: Jessica Horn on AWID’s Friday File
- AIR film series on (re)conceptualizing trauma
- Inaugural issue of AIR Thoughts: Breaking the Walls of Trauma Counselling
- A victory for preventing violence against women and the gendered spread of HIV: The SASA! study results
- Responding to the attack on Dr. Mukwege, Panzi Hospital