While this publication is not meant to be a comprehensive summary of efforts underway, it does highlight various approaches and lessons learned from the field. It begins with a brief overview of GBV, explores GBV prevention and describes frameworks for prevention from the NGO and Local Authorities' perspectives. As organizations aiming to strengthen GBV prevention efforts in the region, Raising Voices and UN-Habitat's Safer Cities Programme have developed and herein describe conceptual models and practical tools used within NGOs and Local Authorities respectively. The publication goes on to highlight various approaches of NGOs and Local Authorities within the region under the following key thematic areas:
Each thematic area begins with a general description of the strategy, core concepts and practical concerns, and ends with key lessons that emerged through the discussion during the Regional Dialogue. The publication also highlights the linkage between GBV and HIV/AIDS as it is becoming increasingly clear that prevention efforts for both must work in concert. The Kampala Declaration, an advocacy tool that emerged from the Regional Dialogue concludes the publication with recommendations for future prevention work and calls to various stakeholders to take action to prevent gender-based violence.
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