The CARE GBV Strategy was developed 2014-2015 through a collaborative process involving over 30 colleagues. It was launched November 2015 in line with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.

Key Resources:

The CARE GBV Strategy
This 10 page document outlines how gender based violence (GBV) fits alongside the CARE 2020 Program Strategy, both as a focus area for programmatic innovation, alongside a critical cross-cutting issue to be integrated across CARE's work. The Strategy provides an overview of our current understanding on the state of GBV world-wide, CARE's niche in this field and a set of objectives and approaches to guide CARE's work in this field.

The CARE GBV Strategy Overview Brief
This 2 page summary gives an overview of the GBV Strategy, in line with the CARE 2020 Program Strategy, where GBV is not only a core outcome, but also essential to CARE's roles and approach.

Theory of Change for preventing GBV (July 2018) - outlines the main objectives, domains of change, main interventions and the assumptions behind this, in CARE's work to prevent and mitigate GBV in development and humanitarian contexts, in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

Defining a Life Free From Violence - May 2017
1-page summary of plans for the implementation of CARE's strategy promoting the right to a Life Free From Violence, within the CARE 2020 Program Strategy, coordinated by Chrysalis (Sri Lanka).

LFFV Strategic Focus: 2018-2020
3-page summary of CARE's focus over the next three years in its work on the right to a Life Free From Violence (LFFV): ‘Tackling patriarchal social norms to prevent domestic violence in development and humanitarian contexts.’ This focus will be achieved through direct programming and mainstreaming prevention of domestic violence across all sectors of CARE’s programming as relevant.

GBV in Emergencies (2018)
2-page outline of CARE's approach to GBV in emergencies, including CARE's 4 main intervention models: Safe spaces for women and girls; Sexual and Reproductive Health services; Working with communities on patriarchal norms and root causes; and Engaging Men and Boys.

CARE GBV Strategy Presentation Slides, Nov 2015
Presentation slides used in the global launch of the CARE GBV Strategy. [recorded explanation/introduction to the strategy slated to come in early 2016]