Community Mobilization Activities for VAW Prevention During COVID-19

As activist organizations around the world adapt to the new realities of preventing violence against women during COVID-19, Raising Voices developed a series of activities to support safe and relevant community engagement. Any organization can use, translate, adapt and integrate these materials into their ongoing prevention programming.

The activities aim to:

  • Provoke discussion and positive actions that mitigate the risk of violence against women.
  • Role model and encourage public health safety measures for COVID-19 during VAW prevention.
  • Promote social norms that strengthen solidarity, connection and compassion.
  • Support activist organizations with practical resources to strengthen their VAW prevention programming.

The Overview describes the objectives and rationale for the activities, who they are for and how they can be used.

Community Conversations are simple, black and white, easily photocopied A4 images that provoke reflection and discussion. Community Conversations 1 & 2 address intimate relationships, 3 & 4 address outreach from neighbors and 5 & 6 address community dynamics.

Community Conversation 1
Community Conversation 2
Community Conversation 3
Community Conversation 4
Community Conversation 5
Community Conversation 6

Infosheets are A4 images that can be printed, preferably in color. They are designed to stimulate personal reflection and simple, practical actions. Infosheet 1 addresses what men can do to reduce stress and maintain positive relationships and Infosheet 2 addresses what women can do to find support and increase their safety during this time.

Infosheet 1
Infosheet 2

Posters are A3 color images that ideally are professionally printed. They are designed to role model positive behavior in relationships, in families and in our communities.

Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3

You can also download all the materials here.

We’d love to hear how you are preventing violence against women in your communities with these or other activities! Share your experience with us at info@raisingvoices.org