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   jgilbert Copyright Kateryna Perus / Haiti Women’s EconomicLeadership in Latin America and the Caribbean Book 3:  Prevention of violence against women in the context of programmes  Book 3 Prevention of Violence Against Women in the Context of Programmes 1 1. The Theory -  A Conceptual Framework for Raising Awareness About ViolenceAgainst Women in Economic Development Initiatives  3  1.1. Understanding Violence Against Women as a Relevant Issue to Economic Development 3 1.2. Acknowledging the Issue and its Prevalence 3 1.3. Why the Risk of Violence Against Women can Increase Through Economic Development Initiatives 6 1.4. Why and How to Address Violence Against Women in Economic Development Initiatives 7 1.5. Summary Conclusions 9 2. The Practice -  A Toolkit for Managing the Risk of Violence Against Women in EconomicDevelopment Initiatives  10  2.1. Intervention Checklist: Suggested Activities for Implementation 10 2.2 VAW Prevention Tools 13 Tool A: Local Risk Assessment of Violence Against Women 13 Tool B: Participatory Safety Risk Map and Local Resource Mapping 14 Tool C: Risk Analysis and Reduction Plan 15 Tool D: Incident Log 16 References 17 Table of Contents Table 1: Increase in Risk of VAW  7Figure 1: A Rights-Based, Transformative Approach (Source “Ending Violence Against Women”Oxfam Guide 2012 pg 8) 5 Index of TablesIndex of Figures  Women’s Economic Leadership 2 Violence Against Women in the Context of Women’s Economic Leadership Programmes – A Framework for Livelihoods Programmes Introduction This booklet introduces Violence Against Women (VAW) as it relates to women’s economic leadership initiatives. It aims to assist development practitioners in understanding the link between these concepts when designing and implementing economic empowerment programming. It also presents practical tools to help practitioners assess the risks of VAW within the scope of their programmes, and offers concrete ways to reduce and mitigate risks of VAW. It aims to improve the scope and focus of market-based livelihoods programmes by:  ã Raising awareness about the prevalence of VAW as a barrier to women’s economic participation, as well as a potential outcome of resistance or backlash to women’s empowerment  ã Providing simple tools to assess and mitigate risk ã Providing guidance for analysing market activities that are safe for women participating in economic development programmes  ã Facilitating awareness-raising about local resources and support for women facing or fearing violence in both the public and private spheres What This Chapter Will Do Part I of this chapter introduces Violence Against Women (VAW) as it relates to women’s economic leadership programmes, and aims to assist development practitioners in understanding the link between these concepts when designing and implementing economic empowerment programming.Part II presents practical tools to help practitioners assess the risks of VAW within the scope of their programmes, and offers practical ways to reduce and mitigate those risks.   Alejandro Chaskielberg/OxfamBolivia
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