Introduction to the guide
This guide, collaboratively developed by Raising Voices and SVRI, is designed to support activist and feminist civil society organizations in LMICs to navigate and build meaningful, long lasting collaborations in VAWG research. This guidance can also support research organizations and donors to foster more equitable power dynamics within these partnerships. It is our hope that both activist organizations and researchers can grow through researching and learning together in a way that recognizes and values diverse forms of knowledge and experiences, and mutually upholds partners’ agency throughout the process. Prevention of and response to violence against women and girls (VAWG) has become more prioritized at the global level in the past decade, with recognition of the pressing need to create safer environments for women and girls around the world. This is a welcome development, building on years of feminist activism and research in the Global South.
On 7 October 2020, SVRI, Raising Voices, African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) and Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAWKenya) hosted a webinar to launch the briefing paper.
The full webinar is available below.
You can also watch the recording on the SVRI Youtube channel. Click here to watch.
Learning together Webinar: presentation.pdf (382.92 KB).
We asked webinar participants what word would best describe their experience of partnership in a recent research project, either as an activist/programme implementer or researcher. Here is what they said (wordcloud via Mentimeter).
Participant padlet: What inspires you to work on violence against women and girls?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share a case study or your learnings of an activist-research partnership.