The Approach in Action

What does systematic violence prevention look like in communities? This training video developed by Raising Voices and People’s Picture Company as a companion to our Resource Guide, Mobilising Communities to Prevent Domestic Violence, 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.

How Approach in Action Works

The training video covers:

  • The Guiding Principles: key concepts organizations should keep in mind when doing community-based violence prevention work.
  • The Phased-In Approach: a way of structuring your program in order to effectively move your community through a process of change.
  • The Five Strategies: activities organizations can use to bring alive the Guiding Principles and the Phased-In Approach.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: advice on how to monitor and evaluate your work.

The video includes Training Booklet designed to help viewers take their learning further. It includes:

  • Brief summaries of the chapters of the Training Video.
  • Questions for discussion and reflection about the Training Video and community mobilization approach.
  • A series of simple training sessions written to help deepen understanding of the approach and how your organization may adapt and use some of these ideas.
  • A list of each of the activities highlighted in the training video and where you can read more about them in the Resource Guide.


Download or watch the Approach in Action here.