This guide is a resource for Oxfam staff, published in 2012, intended to inform and inspire their work, and to share with partners. It can be read and consulted individually – or used for discussion with peers. While the guide is directed towards internal Oxfam staff, it is available for external distribution as well. It features “candid question” and “exercise” boxes which offer avenues for reflexion and discussion. The booklet goes over the notion of violence against women and girls, and explains why Oxfam considers it a priority and how they work on that issue. Their rights-based, transformative approach, which strengthens women and girls’ own efforts in ending violence, is examined presenting key aspects of Oxfam’s work and examples from their programs and how it contributes to transforming attitudes and social norms. This transformation is tracked and monitored, and the resource goes over the notion of ‘theory of change’ which explains how change happens in favor of greater equality between men and women.

Publishing Date: 
Sunday, 1 January 2012
Domestic & Personal Violence, Gender