Implementing SASA! in Humanitarian Settings
Implementing SASA! in Humanitarian Settings: Tips and Tools
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Implementing SASA! in Humanitarian Settings: Tips and Tools
Assessing SASA! Programming: Tips and Tools
Adapting SASA!: Tips and Tools
SASA! Faith is an initiative in which leaders, members and believers of a religion come together to prevent violence against women and HIV. It mobilizes faith communities and inspires everyone to live the faith based values of justice, peace and dignity in their intimate relationships.
SASA! is a comprehensive and user-friendly program tool to help organizations, institutions, and groups interested in mobilizing communities to prevent violence against women and HIV
To request more information about getting started with SASA!, contact us.
The Good School Toolkit is designed to help educators explore what a good school is and guide them through a process that will help them create one. With the help of schools in Uganda, we deliberately focused on ideas and activities that do not require specific financial resources—just commitment and perseverance to create something extraordinary.
The Resource Guide was Raising Voices’ first methodology and was globally one of the first long-term, documented approaches for community-based domestic violence prevention.
The Training Process to serve as a tool for strengthening the capacity of NGO staff, community members and service providers to prevent domestic violence.
In Her Shoes is an interactive, educational exercise used in a workshop setting to help participants connect to the day-to-day reality for women experiencing violence, deepen our empathy and compel us to take action.
Get Moving! is a reflective process for member organizations to strengthen the understanding and commitment of individuals and organizations to the core values of violence prevention work–equality and non-violence.
Social Norms at Scale: CUSP’s Collective Insights for Understanding Scale-Up
Read five CUSP member case studies here.
On the cusp of change: Effective scaling of social norms programming for gender equality, (2017)
The Learning From Practice series is a collection of articles that synthesize perspectives and activism emerging from Raising Voices’ experience in preventing violence against women and children.
Findings from the Good School Study summarized for general audiences
Based on discussions with 106 mothers, fathers, daughters and sons, we explore lived experiences of intersecting IPV-VAC, and the attitudes and social norms that often normalize this violence. Read the article here.
This exploratory study by International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Raising Voices aims to inform the nascent conversation about the challenges of applying the “innovate, evaluate, scale up” script in one compelling field of recent innovation: community mobilization approaches to address socially and politically sensitive issues, particularly but not exclusively intimate partner violence. The publication explores current thought in scaling up through a literature review, a more in-depth exploration of five organizations/initiatives and their perception of opportunities and dilemmas in scaling up community mobilization approaches, lessons learned, and reflections for moving forward in this new terrain.
SVRI Forum 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop Reflections: Building and sustaining fruitful partnerships between activists and researchers
Findings from the SASA! Study summarized for general audiences
This Learning Paper describes a domestic violence prevention initiative driven through the voice of the Catholic Church of Uganda. The learnings from this initiative have provoked broad reflection about the power of faith in many countries of the Global South, and thus the potential of accelerating positive change at scale through effective collaboration with faith institutions. This is a joint publication of Trocaire and Raising Voices.
In this publication, the Network celebrates their 10th anniversary by featuring the amazing members, friends and allies who have walked this journey. This booklet puts the spotlight on women and men who are the heart and soul of our activism, devoting their lives to preventing violence against women in their homes, communities and societies.
This paper outlines the distinguishing qualities of community mobilization as a unique, long-term approach in the primary prevention of partner violence.
This publications is a summary of the SASA! Activist Kit and how it came to be. Raising Voices and partners reflect upon the background that brought SASA! to life, explain the contents and phased approach, and share stories of how the approach is currently being used in diverse communities.
This booklet describes the provocative dialogue that lead to the birth of the GBV Prevention Network’s movement building initiative, Get Moving!
This handbook introduces the concept of positive discipline and provides a detailed understanding of the issue, its role in education, and its impact on children.
This publication provides an in-depth exploration of the SASA! approach for addressing the twin pandemic of Violence against Women and HIV, focusing on the importance of addressing the power imbalance between women and men.
The publication proposes in broad outline what good schools might look like and how we could go about creating them in resource poor environments.
This article describes comprehensive community mobilization as an approach and argues that it is essential if we are to see meaningful, sustained change on the issue of violence against women. It also describes the theoretical underpinnings of the approach and illustrates how these come to life in day-to-day programming in communities.
Raising Voices in collaboration with The Ford Foundation hosted a dialogue on what is a safe school and how can we create one. This publication presents the discussion and ideas that emerged from that forum.
This is an electronic version of an article published in Article 19, volume 2, number 2, October 2006. A publication of University of the Western Cape available online at: www.communitylawcentre.org.za
This report presents the background, findings and insights of a unique program designed to address gender-based violence through collaborations between research institutions and community-based organizations in the Horn, East and Southern Africa.
This publication discusses a research study in 2004 undertaken in five districts in Uganda. Over 1400 children discuss the various types of violence they experience at home, schools and in the community. The study also reports on discussions with almost 1100 adults about how they perceive punishment and discipline, mistreatment and how they too feel about the issues.
This publication emerged from a Regional Dialogue on GBV Prevention held in Kampala in 2003. The publication highlights the work of over 15 organizations working in the regions in areas such as community mobilization, awareness raising, engaging men, media, strengthening community-based institutions and bridging the gap with local authorities.
This article describes the community mobilization approach used at Jijenge! Women’s Center for Sexual Health in Mwanza, Tanzania.
This article uses case studies in Kampala to explore the complex factors that contribute to the prevelance of violence against children.
Voices on Violence is a 15 minute advocacy film about violence against children in Uganda. Four children tell their experiences of violence and the impact it has on their lives. We also hear from parents, community members and school administrators as they discuss the negative impact violence has on children.
Through My Eyes is a 60 minute film divided into 4 segments of 15 minutes each telling four stories of children from different parts of Uganda. Each story is told from the child’s perspective and portrays their struggle to retain their dignity in the face of violence against them. All four stories are based on true events as reported to us.
This training video is an invitation into community organizing. The Approach in Action allows organizations to see first-hand what community mobilization and its activities look like by highlighting the work of two NGOs that were pioneering the approach.
The SASA! film is a 30-minute documentary that explores the connections between violence, HIV and power in women’s lives. This film is an inspiring look at two women’s lives and a call to action for everyone to begin working to prevent violence against women and HIV infection now.
This film documents four stories told from children’s perspectives. Each story focuses on a child’s struggle to make adults come face to face with the truth –that violence against children degrades everyone, including the perpetrator.
This film explores the complex questions surrounding child labor, incorporating the perspectives of children and adults to tell a story of hope.