Category: Toolkits

Action guides and resources to promote women's rights
  • Adopting a Human Rights Based Approach to Violence Against Women and Girls
    • This page provides a checklist that ensures the equal treatment of all women and girls. It discusses issues such as a woman's right to healthcare, justice, and overall safety.
  • An Advocacy Guide for Feminists
    • Advocacy is a type of engagement designed to bring about change. This primer describes feminist advocacy and how gender equality advocates can use it most effectively.
  • Employing Culturally Appropriate Measures with Women's Rights
    • This page expresses the importance of considering the culture of a country when trying to prevent violence against women and girls. It also discusses how to approach this topic with other cultures.
  • Ensuring Gender Responsiveness
    • This UN Women Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls webpage provides instructions on using a gender-responsiveness approach to creating a more equalized social dynamic between men and women, and describes how to create programmes and environments that will break down gender stereotypes.
  • Facilitators Guide for Gender Training
    • This guide has been developed to support the design and delivery of gender training by gender focal points (GFPs) as a support resource. It is comprised of instructions, notes and tips specifically for the training modules and sessions included in this guide, but does not include more generalized and comprehensive guidance on gender training.
  • Gender Analysis of Telecentre Evaluation Methodology
    • This document sets out to address the question of how gender can be meaningfully integrated into telecentre evaluation methodologies.
  • Gender Sensitive Disaster Management: A Toolkit for Practitioners
    • This toolkit is the outcome of a research study to understand gender mainstreaming strategies used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Government in the context of their responses to a natural disaster. The tools are intended for use by all those engaged in the disaster management: policy makers, donors, NGOs and researchers in their efforts to build resilient and gender-just communities.
  • Guide to Promoting the Participation of Women in Elections
    • This handbook is intended to provide a quick reference guide to assist headquarters- and field-based actors from the United Nations, governments and civil society working to promote greater participation of women in electoral processes in post-conflict countries.
  • Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women
    • This guide is intended to be used as a learning tool and a primer on leadership training. It addresses women’s empowerment and communication strategies and aims to enable the reader or workshop participant to develop the best means to communicate, listen, build consensus, create shared meaning, and foster learning.
  • Mahilaon ke khilaf hinsa
    • This is a basic training manual for organizations to use within communities that they work in to discuss issues of violence against women. Hindi Language.
  • Models of Resistance
    • A report on the models of resistance meeting held in Bangkok in October 2005. It examines the strategic significance of victim-led models of resistance and provides many examples of strong, creative resistance. The publication highlights the leadership and agency shown by people who have been affected by violence and are struggling for justice.
  • Operating Within the Ecological Model
    • This page contains a description of the ecological model, as well as a diagram which helps to illustrate the concept. The ecological model discusses the importance of change being implemented at an individual, relationship, commmunity and societal level. This page also describes how to implement change so that it will affect all levels of a society.
  • Responding to Diversity
    • This page explains why it is important to take the different needs of each community into account as you try to implement interventions to prevent violence against women and girls. It also addresses the importance of factors such as life cycle, ethnicity, and other community issues when examining how to intervene on behalf of the women in a community.
  • Rethink! A Handbook for Sustainable Peace
    • This handbook is meant to be a tool to build gender equality for people working in areas affected by war and armed conflict and in the peace and rebuilding process.
  • Self-Care and Self-Defense: Manual for Feminist Activists
    • This manual is a resource to help feminist activists to know themselves better, optimize their strength, reflect upon their context, and work on caring for themselves
  • Violence Against Women and Girls (VAW/G): A Compendium of Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators
    • This guide was developed for managers, organizations, and policy makers working in the field of VAW/G program implementation and evaluation in developing countries, and for people who provide technical assistance to those individuals and organizations as a resource to monitor and evaluate violence-based human rights violations against women and girls.
  • Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls
    • This resource allows users to obtain step-by-step programming guidance, download resources for implementation, search for expert organizations, and ask for programming help. Site available in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Women in Sync: Toolkit for Electronic Networking
    • Women in Sync is a collection of stories about the experiences of women and their organizations who have become a part of the APC WNSP network. It is designed to be a toolkit for women's electronic networking. All the articles in Women in Sync were written from the perspective of women who pioneered in e-mail communications in the days before the internet boom. The articles also tell the stories of women who persevered in utilising computer networking that built connections among women across continents for women's empowerment.
  • Working in Partnership
    • This page discusses the importance and advantages of forming partnerships with various types of organizations. These types of organizations include government organizations, parliamentarians, civil society organizations, academic and research institutions, the private sector and the media.