Prevent Domestic Violence: Tips for Men

The short animated gif/video in English and Siswati was developed for men to prevent domestic violence. It outlines six key steps men can take to help them from acting violently, and includes contact details of locally available services for help.  The video was designed to be distributed through social media platforms.

Source: Prevent Domestic Violence: Tips for Men

    You Are Not Alone: Help Is Available If You Experience Violence or Abuse

    The poster “You Are Not Alone: Help Is Available If You Experience Violence or Abuse”, available in English and Siswati, targets women and families to have a safety plan and access local violence/abuse support services. The material was developed as a response to a noted increase in domestic violence due to COVID-19 lockdown period.

    Source: You Are Not Alone: Help Is Available If You Experience Violence or Abuse

      Make a Safety Plan for Yourself and Your Children

      This poster, available in English and Siswati, targets women and children in Eswatini who may be experiencing violence at home. The key message highlights the importance of having a safety plan if women and children need to leave in a hurry because of abuse or violence.

      Steps include identifying a trusted person and place to go, having a plan on how to get there and bringing key personal documents needed. It also provides contact details of local support services available in country.

      Source: Make a Safety Plan for Yourself and Your Children

        If You Are Experiencing Any Form of Violence or Abuse

        This poster targets women and children who may be experience abuse or violence in the home.

        The key messages, in English and Siswati, encourage women to reach out to supportive family, friends, or neighbours for support, provide local emergency contact numbers to call, and to seek out locally available support services.

        Source: If You Are Experiencing Any Form of Violence or Abuse

          Men: We Care About You, Help Is Available

          This short video is targeted to men to prevent violence and abuse and encourage them to seek help.

          Spoken through the compassionate words of a Swaziland Action Against Abuse (SWAGAA) male counselor, men are encouraged to take proactive action to prevent violence by expressing their emotions and reaching out for professional support services available in country.

          Source: Men: We Care About You, Help Is Available

            Coronavirus: Why are Women Paying a Heavier Price?

            Women have shown better COVID-19 outcomes than men – in part thanks to an additional X chromosome and sex hormones like oestrogen, which provoke better immune responses to the virus that causes COVID-19. But any such advantage is reversed when it comes to the social and economic effects of the pandemic; here the brunt falls heaviest on women.

            What has disproportionately affected women is insecurity and loss of employment because women tend to work in informal sectors with no financial protection or benefits. Data gathered by UN Women shows that of all healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 in Spain and Italy, 72 percent and 66 percent respectively were women.

            Source: Coronavirus: Why are Women Paying a Heavier Price?

              Maintaining Essential GBV Services during COVID-19

              This document provides guidance on how to safely deliver gender-based violence (GBV) services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The document offer guidance to ministries of health, policymakers, service providers, and other implementing partners on how to continue to safely deliver  GBV services during COVID-19. The evidence-based documents are drawn from data and guidance from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This document is part of a series of technical guidance documents developed by Pathfinder that can be used to support the adaptation of essential sexual and reproductive health care during the COVID-19 pandemic or future airborne infectious disease outbreaks.

              Source: Maintaining Essential GBV Services during COVID-19

              Gender & COVID-19

              This website is the product of an international committee that brings together academics who conduct real time gender analysis to identify and document the gendered dynamics of COVID-19 and gaps in preparedness and response.

              The international multi-disciplinary team has a goal of advancing comparative gender-analysis of the outbreak to date with the aim of developing knowledge to mitigate against negative downstream effects of global public health policies created in response to the pandemic.

              Source: Gender & COVID-19

                6 Things All Men Can do to Show Solidarity and Support During the Corona Crisis

                These are social media infographics to engage men during COVID-19. The infographics include advice such as: keeping in touch with loved ones, supporting a women’s shelter, meeting other peoples needs, etc.

                Source: 6 Things All Men Can do to Show Solidarity and Support During the Corona Crisis

                  Comprehensive Sexuality Education to Address Gender-based Violence

                  The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked underlying inequities. Measures such as lockdown and physical distancing have confined many people to isolated, unsafe places that may increase risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

                  f lockdowns or restricted movement continue for just a year, it is estimated there will be 61 million more cases of GBV than what would have already been expected In response to this increase, UN Women launched the Shadow Pandemic public awareness campaign in May, 2020.2 Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General has called for countries to include GBV prevention as a component of COVID-19 recovery plans.

                  UN Women emphasises vital national responses to address violence against women and girls (VAWG) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and these responses could serve as useful entry points for comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) provision in the Arab region. VAWG regional responses include provision of shelters, telephone hotlines, and online counselling; strong messaging from law enforcement that violence against women and girls (VAWG) cases are high priority; and psychological support for women and girls, GBV survivors, and front-line health workers affected by both the COVID-19 and shadow pandemics.

                  Source: Comprehensive Sexuality Education to Address Gender-based Violence