(x) Community-level strategies, including collective mobilisations

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DeGue, S, Holt M.K, Massetti G.M, Matjasko J.L, Tharp A.T, Valle L.A. (2012). Looking Ahead Toward Community-Level Strategies to Prevent Sexual Violence. Journal of Women’s Health, 21(1): 1-3.

DeGue, Sarah, Tracy N. Hipp, and Jeffrey H. Herbst. (2016). Community-level approaches to prevent sexual violence. In Sexual Violence, Eds. Jeglic, E. L., & Calkins, C. (Eds.), pp. 161-179. Springer, Cham.

Flood, Michael. (2018). Mobilising Men. Chapter 8 in Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention. Palgrave Macmillan.URL: https://xyonline.net/content/new-book-engaging-men-and-boys-violence-prevention.

Fulu, E., A. Kerr-Wilson, and J. Lang (2014). What works to prevent violence against women and girls? Evidence Review of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls. Pretoria, South Africa: Medical Research Council. (See pp. 7-9)

Kerr-Wilson, A.; Gibbs, A.; McAslan Fraser E.; Ramsoomar, L.; Parke, A.; Khuwaja, HMA.; and Rachel Jewkes. (2020). A rigorous global evidence review of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls. Pretoria, South Africa: What Works to prevent violence among women and girls global Programme. (See pp. 28-30)

Mannell, J., & Dadswell, A. (2017). Preventing intimate partner violence: Towards a framework for supporting effective community mobilisation. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 27(3), 196-211.

Michau, Lori. (2007). Approaching old problems in new ways: Community mobilization as a primary prevention strategy to combat violence against women. Gender and Development, 15(1), 95-109.

Townsend, S. M. (2017). Innovations in community-level prevention. Harrisburg, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center.


Further works

Abramsky, T., Devries, K., Kiss, L., Nakuti, J., Kyegombe, N., Starmann, E., Cundill, B., Francisco, L., Kaye, D., Musuya, T., Michau, M., & Watts, C. (2014). Findings from the SASA! Study: a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of a community mobilization intervention to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV risk in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Medicine, 12(1), 122.

Bush, D.M. (1992). Women’s movements and state policy reform aimed at domestic violence against women: A comparison of the consequences of movement mobilization in the U.S. and India. Gender & Society, 6(4): 587-608.

Das, A., and S.K. Singh. (2014) Changing Men: Challenging Stereotypes, Reflections on Working with Men on Gender Issues in India. IDS Bulletin, 45.1: 69–79.

Edström, J., T. Shahrokh, and S.K. Singh. (2015) The New ‘MASVAW Men’: Strategies, Dynamics and Deepening Engagements. A Case Study of a Networked Approach to Challenging Patriarchy Across Institutions in Uttar Pradesh. Evidence Report 143, Brighton: IDS.

Edström, Jerker, Chimaraoke Izugbara, Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed and Phil E. Otieno, with Mia Granvik and Sarah Matindi. (2014). Men in Collective Action on SGBV in Kenya: A Case Study. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton: IDS.

Flood, M. (2014). Men’s Anti-violence Activism and the Construction of Gender-equitable Masculinities. In Alternative Masculinities for a Changing World, Eds. Àngels Carabí and Jose Armengol, Palgrave (pp. 35-50). [FREE at https://www.academia.edu/10441399/Men_s_Anti-violence_Activism_and_the_Construction_of_Gender-equitable_Masculinities]

Glenn, L., Fidler, L., O’Connor, M., Haviland, M., Fry, D., Pollak, T., & Frye, V. (2018). Retrospective Evaluation of Project Envision: A Community Mobilization Pilot Program to Prevent Sexual Violence in New York City. Evaluation and Program Planning, 66, 165-173.

Greig, Alan, with Jerker Edström. (2012). Mobilising Men in Practice: Challenging sexual and gender-based violence in institutional settings. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton: IDS.

HealthWest Partnership Victoria. (2020). Working Together with Men: How to create male allies for gender equity in your community. Melbourne: HealthWest Partnership Victoria.Kim-Ju, G., Mark, G. Y., Cohen, R., Garcia-Santiago, O., & Nguyen, P. (2008). Community mobilization and its application to youth violence prevention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34(3), S5-S12.

Kim, M. (2005). The community engagement continuum: Outreach, mobilization, organizing and accountability to address violence against women in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities. Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence.

Kyegombe, N., Starmann, E., Devries, K. M., Michau, L., Nakuti, J., Musuya, T., ... & Heise, L. (2014). ‘SASA! is the medicine that treats violence’. Qualitative findings on how a community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women created change in Kampala, Uganda. Global Health Action, 7.

LeBlanc, Miguel. (2009). Men’s Participation in Violence Prevention Efforts: A Qualitative Study of Men’s Involvement in Violence Against Women Initiatives in New Brunswick. Ottawa, Ontario: Master of Social Work Thesis, School of Social Work, Carleton University, April.

Macomber, Kristine Claire. (2012). Men as Allies: Mobilizing Men to End Violence Against Women. A dissertation submitted to the Graduate Faculty of North Carolina State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Michau, Lori, and Dipak Naker. (2003). Mobilising Communities to Prevent Domestic Violence: A Resource Guide for Organisations in East and Southern Africa. Kampala, Uganda: Raising Voices. Ogum Alangea, D., Addo-Lartey, A. A., Chirwa, E. D., Sikweyiya, Y., Coker-Appiah, D., Jewkes, R., & Adanu, R. M. (2020). Evaluation of the rural response system intervention to prevent violence against women: findings from a community-randomised controlled trial in the Central Region of Ghana. Global health action, 13(1).

 Pettifor, A., Lippman, S. A., Selin, A. M., Peacock, D., Gottert, A., Maman, S., ... & MacPhail, C. (2015). A cluster randomized-controlled trial of a community mobilization intervention to change gender norms and reduce HIV risk in rural South Africa: study design and intervention. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 752.

Save The Children Sweden and MASVAW. (2008). MASVAW: Men’s Action for Stopping Violence Against Women – Documentation of a Campaign
to end Violence against Women and Girls and to Promote Gender Equality in India. Stockholm: Save The Children Sweden.

Shahrokh, T. with Edström, J.; Kumar, M. and Singh, S.K. (2015) MASVAW Movement Mapping Report: Movement Mapping and Critical Reflection with Activists of the Men’s Action to Stop Violence Against Women (MASVAW) Campaign, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Evidence Report 107, Brighton: IDS.

Taft, A., & Small, R. (2014). Preventing and reducing violence against women: innovation in community-level studies. BMC medicine, 12(1), 155.

Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training & Resource Center (TC-TAT). (2001). Instigate! An Online Toolkit for Community Mobilization by Transforming Communities. URL: http://www.transformcommunities.org/resources/instigate.

Wagman, J. A., Gray, R. H., Campbell, J. C., Thoma, M., Ndyanabo, A., Ssekasanvu, J., ... & Brahmbhatt, H. (2015). Effectiveness of an integrated intimate partner violence and HIV prevention intervention in Rakai, Uganda: analysis of an intervention in an existing cluster randomised cohort. The Lancet Global Health, 3(1), e23-e33.