Looking to get more information, or to equip yourself with all that you need to be an informed activist against Gender-Based Violence?
Use these resources!

  1. CEJIL, Summaries of Jurisprudence: Gender-Based Violence:  A complete collection of judicial decisions and jurisprudence from international and regional human rights bodies addressing gender-based violence.
  2. CEDAW South Asia:  A resource database maintained by partners for law in development with support from UN Women, this aims to facilitate the implementation of the CEDAW in South Asia  through resources.
  3. Gender Jurisprudence Collections of the War Crimes Research Office and the Women and International Law Program at American University Washington College of Law. An online database comprising the jurisprudence of eleven international criminal courts and tribunals for documents containing information regarding the prosecution of crimes involving sexual and gender-based violence.
  4. Global Justice Center CEDAW Case Bank. The database of international and domestic cases that cite the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.  Includes case summaries and, where available, links to the full-text cases.
  5. International Finance Corporation & World Bank Gender Law Library. The database of national legal provisions impacting women's economic status in 183 economies.
  6. Mechanisms for Advancing Women's Human Rights: A Guide to Using the Optional Protocol and Other International Complaints Mechanisms.  A practical guide prepared by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
  7. UN Secretary General's Database on Violence Against Women.  This database includes descriptions of domestic legal frameworks, policies, programs, and other data relating to gender-based violence.  
  8. UN Women Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls. This web-based, one-stop center provides guidance to practitioners by making available tools and evidence on what works to address violence against women and girls, including in the areas of legislation and justice.
  9. GBV Prevention Network’s Thematic Working Group on Violence against Women in Emergencies: Provides information on ways to respond to violence against women in emergencies and to restore community resilience in crisis.
  10.  Activists ICT Toolkit for Feminist Movement Building: Links to the tools of the online world, can create powerful ways to make visible our campaigns in new and wider spaces and to engage expanded networks of people.
  11. Violence against Women: Statistical Surveys: The Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women: Statistical Surveys have been prepared to assist countries in assessing the scope, prevalence and incidence of violence against women. These Guidelines respond to the need to provide methodological advice regarding selection of topics, sources of data, relevant statistical classifications, outputs, wording of questions and all other issues relevant for national statistical offices to conduct statistical surveys on violence against women.
  12. Men, Masculinities, and Changing Power: A Discussion Paper on Engaging Men in Gender Equality From Beijing 1995 to 2015: This discussion paper, seeks to start a dialogue about moving forward with efforts that actively engage men and boys in challenging power dynamics in their own lives as well as in their communities and societies.
  13. ICRW’s Violence Against Women Self Assessment Tool (2014): The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has created a tool for women’s rights organizations to conduct internal self assessment of and reflection on their own programs that address violence against women.  
  14. Thursdays in Black: Working Towards a World Without Rape And Violence, this website comprises a wide selection of gender resources and news is available on the CABSA website.
  15. National Gender-Based Violence and Health Programme: This page provides a specific set of resources to assist survivors and policymakers to specifically target GBV and health issues.
  16. Virtual knowledge centre: To end violence against women and girls
    Essential information and guidance for programming to address violence against women and girls, including: basics on the forms, prevalence and consequences; international frameworks; main challenges; main strategies for prevention and response; and a full module on monitoring and evaluation.