The Breakthrough Trust has launched a Pan Asia Summit for sharing of experiences and analysis on prevention of gender based violence (GBV) and gender based discriminaiton (GBD) through norm change from 2nd to 4th March 2022.
Over the 3 days of the summit they plan to deep dive into creating a future agenda, priorities and strategies for preventing GBV and GBD through responsive actions towards norm change, strengthening response mechanisms and other transformative actions.
The summit will be an interactive space for dialogues, networking, partnership building and listening to collectively take ahead the agenda of gender equality and justice across Asia between feminist activists and leaders across working in research, policy, and practice. It will also try to build a collective advocacy agenda for the region and look for organizing spaces, alliances and groups for working together in the future.
- Develop specific areas of advocacy for concrete guidance on prevention and rectification services for Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Gender Based Discrimination (GBD) based on regional sharing and best practices between feminist activists and women leaders across Asia working in research, policy, and practice.
- Formulate a future agenda in the Asian context, including priorities and strategies for achieving and measuring progress on the GBV and GBD related SDG targets; Action Coalition Commitments etc.
- Strengthen existing partnerships; identify new partnerships and forums to advance priorities in the region keeping Prevention of GBV and GBD as the broad focus.
- Creating An Enabling Environment and Building Allies: Preventing GBV & GBD – The importance of engaging allies from diverse backgrounds in order to build an environment that amplifies, supports and helps in pushing back against gender-based violence and discrimination with an intersectional lens. They look at discussing the key stakeholders, strategies and tools to create a violence-free / safer environment, transform narratives and harness the power of arts and popular culture in influencing how gender norms are challenged.
- Building agency and leadership for Preventing GBV & GBD – Building and strengthening agency and leadership skills of adolescents, young people, gender diverse and marginalized groups they work with. Sharing of strategies, tools, insights and recommendation of what worked in supporting these groups to live to their full potential, becoming leaders and role models in their own right.
- Covid – 19 and beyond – Re-strategising to prevent GBV, strengthening adolescents, youth and communities – Addressing the emerging issues of GBV during the pandemic. Recognizing the role communities play in addressing GBV during the pandemic. Sharing of tools, strategies, innovations and recommendations to address emerging issues.
- Collaborating and co-creating – Collective actions for agenda setting within the region – Sharing of learnings and best practices from regional collaborations through community based intervention and advocacy efforts, to shape the way forward in addressing GBV through inter-country and sub regional partnerships, networks, forum and alliances.
- The Internet of Social Change – Relooking at the internet and digital media space beyond just its usage. Work on institutional frameworks for inclusivity when it comes to access, usage and control of the new media technologies for the marginalized groups and how new tech is leaving behind the voices of women, girls and all other marginalized social and gender identities.
- A common understanding of GBV and GBD advocacy agenda focussing on prevention strategies and norm change using an intersectional and feminist lens specific to Asia is established
- High-level policy priorities or implications related to gender based violence are identified / agreed
- An action plan outlining commitment of resources and expertise is agreed for the region along with alignment with regional / global mechanisms and movements
Tracks for Submissions
You can choose one or more of these tracks under each theme for your abstract submission:
- Economic justice and rights, care work
- Climate change
- Movements and feminist leadership
- Bodily autonomy and SRHR
- Adolescents and young people, including working with men and boys
- Peace, security and humanitarian action
- Refugees, internally displaced peoples, migrant women and girls
- Private Sector and Philanthropy 9. Women’s political participation
- Marginalised communities including socio-economic groups, religious minority, people living with disabilities, people belonging to and/ or identifying with diverse gender and/ or sexual identities, identities based on work and descent
- The Trust wants to hear from women’s rights activists, community and grassroots leaders, civil society organisations and networks, feminist economists and researchers, academics, policy makers, and development and humanitarian practitioners from all generations, identities and backgrounds who are directly or indirectly involved in promoting committed and working towards prevention of GBV and GBD across different spaces and with different constituencies.
- Alignment on themes and key words of Reframe Summit
- Diverse representation in the panel to consider age, country, region, gender identity, people from marginalised groups
- Multi-stakeholder approach in terms of speakers, and panelists
- Ways forward to include proposed strategies, tools, solutions with multiple stakeholder approaches
- Engaging and interactive methodologies moving beyond conventional formats and making use of multimedia, art and culture.
For more information, visit https://inbreakthrough.org/call-for-submissions/