Holistic Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Response

  • Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
  • Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
  • Testing Country :Guatemala
  • Testing Period :15 months
  • Amount :$244,702

Real Humanitarian (formerly Canadian Humanitarian), and its local Guatemalan partner, Asociación SERniña/REALgirl, tested the impact and effectiveness of a holistic, family-centered, gender equity focused violence prevention and response program in Guatemala, as a way of reducing rates of sexual and domestic violence in Guatemala and improving recovery for survivors of violence. Their innovative, ‘Holistic 3-Pronged Approach’ includes: Family Trauma Healing and Empowerment Sessions, Community Violence Prevention Education and Comprehensive Violence Response Programs For Victims Of Abuse. Key innovations of the H3P Approach include incorporating Mayan restorative justice methodologies, offering a healing-focused approach to violence prevention and response, and engaging whole families and boys and men throughout the process.

*Please note the intro video below was created prior to the organization becoming Real Humanitarian.

Innovator Video

Canadian SMO : Real Humanitarian
Local Partner(s) : AsociaciĆ³n SERniƱa, REALgirl Foundation
Region : Latin America
Theme : Social Justice & Human Rights

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