GRW works with international and domestic partners, most often NGOs, to provide an array of customized trainings on bettering responses to violence against women and girls. We offer multi-disciplinary trainings relevant to the controlling legal framework for law enforcement, legal professionals, government representatives, NGOs, and more, that are adapted to both the local and global context that fosters the pandemic of violence against women. All trainings are grounded in local advocacy and the lived experiences of women and girls in those countries.
Customized Training & Other Services
Global Rights for Women partners with organizations to provide international, national and local training to show how justice system actors can work together to:
- Create policies and procedures for collaboration and communication
- Identify agency responsibilities for responding effectively to domestic violence
- Keep victims safer and their needs more effectively understood and met
- Hold offenders accountable for abuse, which often result in reduction of re-offense rates
Contact Melissa Scaia, International Training Director, for more information about Global Rights for Women’s customized trainings: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinated Community Response
The development of effective interventions in cases of violence against women and girls requires a Coordinated Community Response (CCR): the coordination of law enforcement, prosecutors, probation officers, victim advocates, social workers, health care providers and others.
Through consultation and training, we build capacity to implement a CCR, so that victims’ equality and safety is centered in each agency’s policies and practice, and community authorities are communicating effectively about these goals. Read about our work doing CCR Training in Latin America.
Safety and Justice Reform
A Safety and Justice Reform (SJR) process is a way of analyzing how institutions and systems work, and how the goals of safety for domestic violence victims and accountability for offenders are incorporated into the daily routines and practices of criminal justice agency workers. The purpose of a Safety and Justice Reform process is to identify gaps in achieving safety for victims and accountability for offenders. Read about our work doing Safety and Justice Reform in Eastern Europe.
The goal of Fatality Review is to prevent femicide by improving a community’s response to gender based violence. A Fatality Review team is an interdisciplinary group of local legal and community actors that meets regularly to assess specific femicides in order to develop recommendations for changes to policies, protocols, practices, resource allocation, and coordination to reduce and eliminate violence against women and resulting fatalities. Read about our work addressing deadly gender-based violence globally.
Global Rights for Women reviews laws that address violence against women and girls. At the request of our partners, we identify gaps and strengths in the language of the laws. The review includes recommendations for changes that will lead to an improved systemic response to this violence. We draw on successes and lessons learned from around the world and offer detailed commentary and background on recommended legal language. Read about our work in Ethiopia and Gabon.
Pathways to Family Peace
Global Rights for Women has expanded its work to incorporate Pathways to Family Peace–a program aimed at achieving transformational change for male domestic violence offenders. Pathways to Family Peace uses the Duluth Model of abuse intervention, which identifies common coercive control tactics used in intimate partner violence to create the curricula for changing behavior. Because sessions are held virtually, it makes it easier for men from any location to attend a court-ordered class.
An important aspect of Pathways to Family Peace, and the work of Global Rights for Women, is that it is based on a victim-centered approach to solving the problems of domestic violence and creating systemic reform. Read about our work doing men’s nonviolence programs.
Developing Offender Risk-Assesment
Sexual Violence Response Best Practices
Coordinated Community Response Workshop