GBVF Organisational Good Practices

You will find below policies, strategies, tools and other resources that you can use to improve your organisation’s performance on GBVF-related matters. 

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Sample Sexual Harassment Policy (ILO) Click here >>

Code of Good Practice for Handling Sexual Harassment 2022 – South African Government. Click here >>

ILO C190 at a glance. Click here >>

HR Policy Manual Template. Click here >>


UN Women: Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy. Click here >>

Strategies to end school-related gender-based violence: The experience of Education Unions in Africa (Gender at Work, United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative and GAC). Click here >>

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Report of the Ministerial Task Team appointed to advise the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation on matters of Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Violence and Harm in South African Universities Click here >>

Manifesto on Masculinity – St Benedict’s Click here >>

An Executive Summary – 30-Year Review of South Africa’s Democracy. Click here >>

Diversity toolkit – a guide to discussing identity, power and privilege from the University of South Carolina. Click here >>

Pocket guide – how to support a survivor of gender-based violence. Provided by Click here >>

Pocket guide – available as an interactive mobile application. Click here >>

Policy handbook – Together for Prevention: Handbook on Multisectoral National Action Plans to prevent violence against women and girls. Click here >>

Report –  Practice-based lessons for feminist, ethical, and evidence-based violence against women and girls prevention at scale. Click here >>

Handbook on Court Dashboards –European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice
(CEPEJ). Click here >>

Guidelines for trauma informed legal practice
for lawyers working with adult survivors of human rights violations. Click here >> 

Institute for Security Studies: Southern Africa Report – Lessons from community-based initiatives to prevent violence. Click here >>

APRM Manual on Best Practices in Gender Equality: Lessons Learned from the Country Peer Reviews. Click here >> 

Reflective Report on the implementation of the South African National Strategic Plan on Gender-based Violence and Femicide: May 2020 – September 2022. Click here >>

A WILPF Toolkit on Gender-based Violence for 16 Days of Activism against GBV. Click here >>

2012 Rape Crisis: The Road to Justice – Rape trial Booklet. Click here >>

Rape Survivor brochure. Click here >>

Wena Nodlwengulo: You and Rape (Xhosa). Click here >>

Jy en Verkragting booklet (Afrikaans). Click here >>

MSF Best Practices Toolkit. Click here >>

The Report of the Presidential Summit – 2022. Click here >>

The Report of the Presidential Summit – 2018. Click here >> 

Thuthuzela Care Centre Booklet. Click here >>

UNODC Quick Reference Guide for Traditional Leaders on the Management of Gender Based Violence and Femicide. Click here >> 

UNODC Handbook for Court Support and Preparation Officers. Click here >>


Other Reference Materials

Gender Terminology in South African Official Languages: Commission of Gender Equality




Gender Terminology:  Other key definitions and wording – UNICEF

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Reference list and guidelines on introducing SOGIESC Information into Pre-Departure Orientation Curriculums – UNIOM (UN Migration) 

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