Dedicated to “building futures without violence,” The COMMUNICATIONS X-CHANGE offers materials from around the world focused on ending violence against women and children and highlights the effectiveness of using communications to stimulate change in attitudes and beliefs, influence social norms and empower individuals and communities.
The X-CHANGE is both a treasure chest and a toolbox. As a treasure chest, it showcases the wealth of communications initiatives from all four corners of the globe. As a tool box, it engages us to share insights, learning and analyses using two effective models: the diffusion model, broadcasting a compelling case from an authoritative source to convince people to change their thinking or behavior and the participatory model, encouraging community engagement, involving local people and groups to craft and deliver the message
Seizing this moment when communications technology and social media are creating new avenues for sharing all kinds of information globally, the ever-expanding X-Change will open access to resources while providing insightful context and best practices.
UN Women, Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls features information and resources on programming, implementation, expertise, events and training and offers programming help. http://www.endvawnow.org/
Ending Violence against Women and Girls: Programming Essentials, overview, guiding principles and definitions, strategies, monitoring and evaluation http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/modules/pdf/1328563919.pdf
Fast Facts: Statistics on Ending Violence against Women and Girls http://www.endvawnow.org/en/articles/299-fast-facts-statistics-on-violence-against-women-and-girls-.html
Ending Violence against Women and Girls Strategy and Information Kit, Arabic, English, Spanish and French http://www.unifem.org/materials/item_detail.php?ProductID=185
Together We Must! End Violence against Women and Girls and HIV & AIDS, profiles 10 organizations’ strategies http://www.unifem.org/materials/item_detail.php?ProductID=157
The Communication Initiative Network – Where Communication & media are central to social and economic development http://www.comminit.com/global/search/apachesolr_search/violence?filters=tid:36
Through Our Eyes: Communication, Participation & Change. A review of communication initiatives addressing gender-based violence, gender norms, and harmful traditional practices in crisis-affected settings. United States Agency for International Development (USAID), September 2010. http://transition.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/wid/pubs/Through_Our_Eyes_Desk_Review_1-10-2011.pdf
Social Norms Marketing Aimed at Gender-Based Violence – A Literature Review and Critical Assessment, Conducted by the International Rescue Committee, May 2010. Provides theory and case studies. http://betsylevypaluck.com/Paluck%20Ball%20IRC%20Social%20Norms%20Marketing%20Long.pdf
Working with Men and Boys http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/men_and_boys
Breaking the Violence Cycle http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/child_wellbeing/_breaking_cycle
Audio Stories, English and Spanish http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/userfiles/file/Children_and_Families/Fathering_Michael1.mp3
Defending Childhood---Protect, Heal, Thrive http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/child_wellbeing/defending_childhood_initiative
Working with Judges http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/judges
Maternal Health Toolkit http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/women_and_girls/_downloadable_resources
MenEngage Global Alliance, boys and men for gender equality http://www.menengage.org/
Say NO Unite to End Violence against Women, social mobilization globally to build the movement http://saynotoviolence.org/
Minnesota Center Against violence and Abuse, features selection of multimedia, articles, courses, toolkits (1996-2012) http://www.mincava.umn.edu/
GBV Prevention Network—Activists and Practitioners Committed to Preventing Gender-Based Violence in the Horn, Eastern and Southern Africa http://www.preventgbvafrica.org/resources/type/Communication%20Materials
Banco De Buenas Practicas, Showcases campaigns, videos and information http://www.observatorioviolencia.org/bbpp-proyectos.php?categoria=510
Avon Foundation, Report on VAW Communications Evolution, 2011 http://www.avonfoundation.org/assets/communications-evolution-report-2012.pdf
Media Materials Clearinghouse, Collection of heath communications materials (1990-2000s), addresses violence against women and youth http://www.m-mc.org/mmc_search.php?match=violence%20against%20women&step=results&adv=mat&site=HCP&key
Interagency Gender Working Group, Promotes Gender equality within Population, Health and Nutrition Programs http://www.igwg.org/
Picturing a Life Free of Violence, Media & Communications Strategies to End Violence Against Women, UNIFEM, published 2001 http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/Picturing%20a%20Life%20Free%20of%20Violence%20English.pdf
Thomson Reuters Foundation, July 18, 2014, Nairobi:In Ethiopia, girls are abducted on their way to school, raped and then married to their captors.In Ghana, they are married to traditional priests...
The Guardian, July 21, 2014: On eve of Girl Summit, ODI reveals trend of girls entering early marriages followed by swift divorces to migrate for family's sake
The Guardian, July 16, 2014: Child marriage among Syrian refugees in Jordan has more than doubled since the start of the conflict, leaving girls vulnerable to health problems, domestic abuse and poverty, the UN has warned.