The IGWG organizes regular in-person and virtual events where members from around the world can learn from and connect with each other. These events may be thematic, such as a focus on recent research in the GBV field, or dedicated to capacity strengthening, such as integrating participatory and inclusive evaluation and learning methods in gender transformative global health programming. Our annual IGWG Plenary creates space for members to meet in person and provide feedback on the network as a whole each year.

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Gender Transformative Parenting Skills to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence

August 4, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


August 4, 2016
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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GBV Task Force


1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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The third event in our year-long series was Gender Transformative Parenting Skills To Interrupt the Cycle of Violence and focused on parenting programs as an early approach to preventing GBV throughout the lifecycle, starting during childhood.

Our first panelist, Prof. Mark Tomlinson of Stellenbosch University, South Africa presented two presentations virtually: Parenting Interventions as Prevention, an overview of the field of parenting programs in international development, and Sikhula Ndawonye, an initiative developed with support of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), using the latest evidence to design cutting edge parenting projects and working with mothers of infants in South Africa.

Kim Ashburn of Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health presented on The Making of REAL Men: Involving Men in Violence Prevention  in Uganda, sharing the project’s approach, evaluation results and lessons learned.