June 17, 2016

IGWG Event: Gender Transformative Parenting Skills to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence

Written by Gender-Based Violence Task for of the Interagency Gender Working Group

Gender Transformative Parenting Skills to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Population Reference Bureau, Yudelman Conference Room
1875 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 520, Washington DC 20009

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant barrier to reproductive health and development. The GBV Task Force of the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) aims to foster a vibrant community of practice where knowledge on GBV is shared, best practices are disseminated, and knowledge gaps are identified for all stakeholders, particularly USAID and collaborating agencies.

The GBV Task Force, funded by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health, has launched an exciting year-long series on Gender-Based Violence and Youth to provide a space for dialogue among child rights advocates and GBV and women’s health and rights advocates, bringing these diverse communities of practice together in order to advance learning and implementation. These events provide a deep dive into promising interventions that shed light on addressing manifestations of GBV at a specific life stage.

You are invited to attend the third event in the series which will take a closer look at what we know about international development and parenting programs as an “upstream” approach to GBV prevention throughout the lifecycle, starting with prevention in early childhood. Presentations will include:

  • Setting the stage using data on the connection between early childhood experiences of violence as a risk factor for later victimization and perpetration, and provide an overview of where we are in the field of parenting programs in international development
  • A closer look at the approach, evaluation and learning from the promising “REAL Fathers” project in Uganda
  • A look ahead: an overview of a pilot project developed with support of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)’s regional initiative to enhance capacity building on primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence, which used the latest evidence to design cutting edge parenting projects

Earlier events in this series featured a review of promising adolescent programming and dating violence, with a focus on GBV in the context of life course and developmental stages of adolescents. Next up: the fourth event will focus on primary school-based gender norms.

Light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to nlagrone@prb.org by July 29, space is limited. For updates, visit http://www.igwg.org/events.