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Listening to Survivors

Nonviolence Programs

Legal and Policy Reform

Training and Education

Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year.

Journal of Occupational Health Policy, How employment helps female victims of intimate partner violence: A qualitative study, 2007

Global Rights for Women provides legal reform and systems change support through a survivor-centered coordinated community response that prioritizes equality and safety, in order to effectively end gender-based violence against women and girls.

International and Domestic partner collaborations

Global Rights for Women has worked with more than 60+ international partners to identify obstacles to justice and safety for survivors or violence, with the goal of improving law, policy and practice so that women have improved safety and equality within their own community.

Global Rights for Women works at the invitation of national and international partners around the world to advance a survivor-centered approach to law, policy and systems change tailored to our partners specific needs, making it highly adaptable and collaborative.

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SURVIVOR-CENTERED LEGAL AND SYSTEMS REFORM

About the work

Engaging with Global Rights for Women is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We take the time to listen to our partner’s needs and provide customized feedback and solutions based on their unique situation.

We combine resources to create a customized approach based on survivor and community needs. Every project requires thoughtful engagement, including listening to survivors to inform law, policies and systems change.

Usually our project partnerships engage multiple stakeholders at all levels of community, including leaders of government or civil society organizations, survivors, advocates, systems personnel and law enforcement.

Listening to Survivors

Global Rights for Women prioritizes the lived experience of survivors of gender-based violence to inform law, policy and systems reform. 

The foundation of this approach is the recognition that gender-based violence is a manifestation of gender and racial inequality, and is deeply rooted in patriarchy. We use focus groups and interviews to engage survivors in identifying gaps in the system response to violence against women and girls.

Global Rights for Women’s works at the invitation of national and international partners around the world to advance a survivor-centered approach to law, policy and systems change tailored to our partners specific needs, making it highly adaptable and collaborative.

Nonviolence Programs

Global Rights for Women has expanded its work to incorporate Pathways to Family Peace –a program aimed at achieving transformational change for women who use abuse and 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 people from any location to attend a court-ordered class.

An important aspect of Pathways to Family Peace, is that it is based on a survivor-centered approach to solving the problems of domestic violence and abusive behavior.

Legal and Policy Reform

Global Rights for Women understands that multiple forms and systems of oppression, especially law and policy, affect women and girls ability to be free from violence. 

We provide a framework for systems change and legal reform to end gender-based violence that includes a survivor-centered coordinated community response, prioritizing equality and safety for women and girls, and accountability for abusers.

Each project we do is customized to both the local communities and global context of violence against women and girls.  Our legal and policy reform work is grounded in survivor-centered research, data and tested strategies from around the world.

Training and Education

We work to shift the narrative regarding gender-based violence and work to eradicate it at all levels of society.

We know that addressing gender-based violence effectively is possible. Global Rights for Women provides educational tools, resources and training that act as a roadmap for effective societal and systems change. 

We provide international, national and local training to demonstrate how the justice system and community leaders can work together to create policies and procedures to respond effectively to gender-based violence, understand survivor needs and hold offenders accountable.

Kirri de Marco, men’s behavior change facilitator, Brisbane, Australia

“Global Rights for Women being an international organization is so important to us. Their international perspective has been my lifeline during Covid-19.”

Our Partners

Our partners are leading initiatives for change in their communities, and we work with them to identify the barriers to safety and justice for survivors of gender-based violence.  

Our work together improves law, policy and practice to achieve safety and equality for women and girls in our community and numerous countries globally, having a ripple effect around the world.

INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC PARTNER COLLABORATIONS

Global Rights for Women has worked with more than 60+ international partners to identify obstacles to justice and safety for survivors or violence, with the goal of improving law, policy and practice so that women have improved safety and equality within their own community.

Global Rights for Women works at the invitation of national and international partners around the world to advance a survivor-centered approach to law, policy and systems change tailored to our partners specific needs, making it highly adaptable and collaborative.

Khamsavath Chanthavysouk, Policy Specialist, UN Women

“We learned so much from you, and are inspired by your work and commitment to end violence against women and girls and to promote gender equality. Your work to ensure that services and support are survivor-centered is very critical in addressing this issue.”

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Project Reports

Vietnam 2022: Prosecuting Cases of Domestic and Sexual Violence, A Survivor Centered Approach to Prosecution Training

Training designed to increase the capacity of prosecutors to apply a survivor-centered approach to prosecution of domestic and sexual violence cases.

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Southeast Asia and the Training Manual Pacific 2021: Prosecutors Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific

Supporting survivor justice in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region to train prosecutors and address gender bias in the criminal justice system to hold abusers accountable.

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Greece 2022: Developing a Nationwide Domestic Violence Risk Assessment

The National Police Service in Greece is launching a risk assessment pilot in three cities: Athens, Crete and Kavala.

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Georgia 2017: Developing a Domestic Violence Risk Assessment

This collaboration is an initiative under the “Unite to Fight Violence Against Women” project funded by the European Union.

UN Women called upon GRW’s expertise to create a tool to assess the risk an offender poses to re-abuse or kill a victim of domestic violence. This tool supports the justice system in Georgia to protect victims and hold offenders accountable.

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2017 Coordinated Community Response Minnesota Workshop

In Spring 2017, Global Rights for Women hosted its second annual Minnesota workshop for international participants to learn about and experience firsthand the coordinated community response to domestic violence, also known as “The Duluth Model.”

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