Global South Activism FAQ’s

  • Who can get involved?
    • Anyone interested in VAWG prevention and response can get involved! Raising Voices is keen to make this community consultation as inclusive as possible. We want to hear from the most diverse variety of perspectives and voices possible!
  • Are men able to participate?
    • Absolutely! Men are key allies in VAWG prevention and response and are encouraged to take part in this process.
  •  I am a young activist without much experience, should I participate?
    • Absolutely! All of our voices are important. We value energy, commitment and ideas and believe the younger generation has much to contribute!
  • What is the global South?
    • The “global South” is a term frequently used to refer collectively to lower and middle-income countries, many of which are located in the Southern Hemisphere. The global South includes Africa, Latin America, most of Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
  • Why is Raising Voices doing this?
    • This exciting process is about listening, learning and sharing. It is an opportunity to honestly and openly engage and learn from activists working on VAWG prevention and response about their hopes and dreams and also their struggles of working on VAWG in different capacities and contexts. It is also an opportunity to build momentum and foster collaboration among the VAWG activist community.
  • What languages is the survey in?
    • The survey is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Swahili and Hindi.
  • Can interviews be conducted in different languages?
    • Yes! Interviews can be conducted in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Swahili and Hindi.
  • Can I participate if I am not currently or ‘officially’ working on VAWG?
    • Yes. We are keen to make this process as inclusive as possible! VAWG prevention and response does not have to be your profession to participate. If you are involved in VAWG prevention and response in any capacity (personal or professional) we would like you to get involved!