Through the Prevention Collaborative’s Accompaniment Programme, we support organisations that are seeking to strengthen and expand their programming to prevent violence against women and children.
What do we offer?
Our Accompaniment Programme offers organisations the following:
- Accompaniment rooted in relationship building — an exchange between the partner and one or more of the Collaborative’s trained Prevention Mentors, recognising that both bring specific value to the partnership;
- Guidance and support for organisations through in-person and virtual collaboration, dialogue, and resource sharing;
- Support from the Prevention Collaborative’s Stewardship Committee and core team made up of individuals with wide-ranging expertise on VAW and VAC;
- An invitation to participate in a Learning Community that features webinars, cross project learning exchanges and thematic dialogues;
- The opportunity to work with a community of individuals passionate about and skilled in work to prevent VAW, feminist principles, and ways of working.
Our learning partnerships are long-term engagements between the Prevention Collaborative and organisations of a least 12-18 months. This is based on our collective experience that a longer-term, participatory approach is the best way to support organisations to strengthen their prevention programming.
We also offer shorter-term advice where we feel we can make a significant contribution to the broader field. For example, we can contribute to the development of approaches and tools to strengthen prevention programming; we can support the dissemination and utilisation of research, and we can provide strategic training and mentoring on violence prevention.
Our Mentors have a wide variety of skills and expertise in research, programming and advocacy to prevent VAW and VAC. All Mentors have completed our comprehensive training course, and they have previously designed, implemented and evaluated violence prevention programmes in low and middle-income countries.