Resources for addressing gender-based violence against women and girls in humanitarian settings.

Engaging Men through Accountable Practice to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (EMAP) Resource Package

The IRC’s EMAP approach provides detailed guidance for accountable practice to ensure women’s leadership within primary prevention intervention efforts. The EMAP Guidance Package is intended to introduce practitioners to the model, key concepts, and guiding principles of the EMAP approach which engages men in prevention of gender-based violence against women and girls.

Part 1: EMAP Introduction Guide

This Introductory Guide is the first of the three-part EMAP resource package required for implementing the intervention.

Part 2: EMAP Training Guide

This guide supports practitioners to learn about and practice facilitating women and men’s groups, as well as equipping facilitators with the skills and tools to include the voices and input of women and girls throughout the intervention, and include their stated needs and goals as measures of change.

Part 3: EMAP Implementation Guide

  • Women's Groups engage women in eight sessions which provide information about engaging men in GBV prevention, and opens space for women to define their key priorities and concerns which inform the men’s groups curriculum. Women’s groups continue to meet each month throughout EMAP implementation to provide ongoing feedback and guidance, which provides a structure for ongoing accountability to women through the intervention.
  • Men’s Group Sessions engage men in 16 sessions of gender transformative discussions, on the premise that men are concerned about the high rates of violence against women and girls and that they are in a critical position to help end that violence. Through weekly discussion sessions, the program equips men with the knowledge and tools to understand the root causes of GBV. The curriculum works to challenge their internalized beliefs and attitudes about masculinity, gender and power so they can begin to change behaviors that reinforce the oppression of women and girls within their families and communities, and be accountable to the women in their lives.
  • Monitoring and Accountability Tools assist practitioners in analyzing the success of the intervention. These tools document feedback from female co-facilitators and supervisors and women’s groups to use in holding male facilitators and group members accountable throughout the intervention.
  • This guide, in ENGLISH, FRENCH, ARABIC or SPANISH, contains curricula for women’s and men’s groups, as well as M&E tools.


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