We collaborate with international and domestic partners to end violence against women and girls.
With our international partners leading the initiatives for change in their communities, we work with them to identify obstacles to justice and safety for survivors of violence. Our work together improves law, policy and practice to achieve safety and equality for women in our own community and in dozens of countries, having a ripple effect around the world.
Our global partnerships include 60+ women’s nongovernmental organizations, government agencies and U.S. Embassies, the United Nations, and global and local experts on violence against women.
Sample of work around the world
Global Rights for Women has worked with women’s advocates in Armenia to explore strategies for more effective advocacy on women’s human rights and the country’s draft domestic violence law. The work has entailed building the capacity of local advocates and stakeholders to garner public support for the proposed draft domestic violence law, and training on the importance of inter-agency collaboration in the community response to violence against women.
In Morocco, Global Rights for Women evaluated agency responses to violence against women and best practices, hosted by the Rabat-based NGO, Mobilizing for Rights Associates as they address violence against women in Muslim-Majority countries.
Morocco: MRA: http://mrawomen.ma/
Global Rights for Women works with the United Nations in a variety of capacities, including the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. For information on GRW’s work history with the United Nations, click here.
UN Women: http://www.unwomen.org/en
Global Rights for Women developed a risk assessment tool (GRADA) with local practitioners in order to anticipate the likelihood of repeat violence and potential lethality by a perpetrator. While in Georgia, Global Rights for Women did training on understanding domestic violence offenders use of coercive controlling violence and its root cause, and best practices for a system response. For this project, Global Rights for Women sought contributions from victims in Georgia, UN Women, community members, justice system practitioners, advocates, agency leaders, and experts. This interagency input and approach created a system of communication between each agency that informs the system’s response.
Global Rights for Women trainers worked alongside Queensland Domestic Violence Services Network and Shantiworks, a feminist organization working for equality, peace and justice in Australia to carry out two conferences on the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to violence against women. We trained advocates, police, judges, corrections officers, prosecutors, perpetrator program staff, policymakers, and other government officials from across Australia to build capacity to develop and organize an integrated community response to domestic violence in Australia to address a lack of consistent accountability for domestic violence offenders. Global Rights for Women continues to work with advocates on Australia’s response to domestic violence.
Our staff assisted with drafting the Law on Preventing and Combating Family Violence (Law 45), adopted in 2007 in Moldova, as well as subsequent amendments. Global Rights for Women has worked primarily in the Central and Eastern European region generally since our inception ins 2014, and our staff has worked with NGOs and governments in the region for more than 20 years. GRW staff have conducted many trainings for justice system practitioners in Moldova on domestic violence and sexual violence best practices, hosted study visits in the United States, and prepared a monitoring report on the implementation of the domestic violence law. Global Rights for Women focuses on how institutions and agencies in Moldova organize and coordinate their work in order to strengthen the connections among justice system agencies, NGOs, and victims of domestic violence.
Moldova: Women’s Law Center: http://cdf.md/eng