Call for applications: Regional Skills Building Workshop on the Primary Prevention of Gender-based Violence - Implementing projects and measuring results

Deadline for applications: 28 September 2011 Date and Venue: 3-5 November 2011 in Colombo, Sri Lanka Partners for Prevention is accepting applications from practitioners from the Asia-Pacific region to participate in a regional workshop aiming at building practical skills for those implementing, planning or considering primary prevention projects/programmes.The workshop will also be an opportunity to network and share experiences from projects and initiatives focused on primary prevention of gender-based violence from the Asia and Pacific region. Partners for Prevention is drawing upon resource people with extensive experiences and expertise in primary prevention of gender-based violence, prevention programming, and gender-based violence research. All participants will be planning or implementing a primary prevention project or strategy. Participants will share knowledge and skills to: •Design and coordinate primary prevention projects based on evidence and promising practices •Implement effective monitoring and evaluation plans for GBV prevention initiatives Workshop Content 1.Mapping of primary prevention work in Asia and the Pacific 2.The what and why of primary prevention (history, learning and global evidence) 3.Theories of change (situating your work) 4.Primary prevention approaches: •Overview and changing norms •Engaging men and boys •Multi component school-based prevention 5.Measuring change: options for M&E prevention projects Target Group The workshop is targeted at 25 participants drawn from Governments, UN agencies, and civil society organisations working in the Asia-Pacific region. Selection Criteria Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria: •relevant professional experience and responsibilities in gender-based violence or gender programming, •likelihood of having an immediate opportunity after the workshop to apply the knowledge and skills learned. Language: English Cost There are no registration fees. Applicants are required to cover all related costs in full (round trip transportation, visa fees, airport transfers, per diem, and any other expenses). Application Process Participants will be selected based on their application. The electronic application form can be found at www.partners4prevention.org/prevention-workshop-application. Please fill in the online application and submit with your CV/Resume by 28 September 2011. Successful applicants will be contacted by Partners for Prevention by mid-October. If you have any questions, please contact Khamsavath Chanthavysouk (Kham) at khamsavath.chanthavysouk@one.un.org.

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