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

Safe at Home: An Inclusive Program Approach for Preventing and Responding to Co-Occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment 

Cover of Introduction to Safe at Home

Family violence is an endemic problem around the world, with 30% of women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime[1] and half of the world’s children experiencing child abuse.[2] The global epidemic of violence in the home is even more severe for women and children with disabilities and older persons who face heightened risks. Despite evidence that suggests shared risk factors for violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) in the context of the family, humanitarian programming has traditionally addressed the needs of women and children through separate approaches. The Resource package includes co-occurring violence prevention and response resources including curricula to be used with women’s groups, men’s groups, and with families as a whole as well as guidance to deepen response services to better serve families and older persons.

Safe at Home resource package includes four main modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Safe at Home

This short module covers Safe at Home essentials: objectives of the approach, the evidence base for it, when to implement, and budget and staffing requirements.

Module 2: Women and Children Safe at Home

This module covers the Safe at Home program approach, how to facilitate Safe at Home, includes the women’s, men’s and family curricula, training guide, and monitoring and evaluation resources.

Module 3: Women and Children with Disabilities and Older People Safe at Home

This module contains five short inclusion curricula aiming to address stigma and discrimination for women and children with disabilities and older persons. Planning, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation and training guides are currently being tested. Please email for access to these materials.

Module 4: Safe at Home Learning

This module contains published research on the Safe at Home conceptual approach, impact evaluation and qualitative learning.

[1] World Health Organization. (2013). Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. 

[2] Centers for Disease Control. (2015).

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