Guidelines for GBV Prevention
Establishing Guidelines for Gender-Based Violence Prevention
The importance of establishing guidelines for gender-based violence (GBV) prevention lies in providing evidence-based and meaningful information, overseeing the developmental progress and trends of GBV eradication, reconstructing relevant legislation and policies, ensure the effectiveness and continuity of servces, as well as raising awareness of the public attitude toward and perspective of GBV. Accordingly, there are four objectives in this project:
(1) To provide concrete recommendations on the statistical compilation of the national GBV prevention guidelines via analysis of said contents.
(2) To understand the severity of GBV on a national scale and the effectiveness of our prevention efforts by establishing indicators for national GBV prevention.
(3) To present a structural design of the survey on the prevalence of and public attitude towards GBV, which can serve as a tool for routine inspection on our national GBV prevention issues
(4) The results of this study will allow governments to assess the efficacy of the national GBV prevention efforts, which can then be used as a reference for resource allocation and policy-making.
This study first collected and analyzed relevant information on international and national GBV guidelines to form a reference index. Focus groups are then hosted to facilitate the exchange between experts and service providers and form the preliminary dimensions of the national GBV guidelines. Finally, the Delphi Method is employed to converge opinions and reach a consensus on the construction of GBV guidelines. During the first year of the study, a survey on the prevalence and frequency of GBV, as well as network indicators (including social affairs, health and welfare, and police administration) have already been developed. The construction of network standards (including judicial administration and education) continued into the second year of the study, along with the consolidation of the national comprehensive GBV prevention guidelines. The study also outlined the frameworks of the survey in regards to public attitude toward GBV prevention.
This study aims to establish guidelines on the prevention of GBV and has contributed on two levels. First, the guidelines can be used to monitor the gaps between the theory and actual results of our national GBV prevention efforts; the discussion and development of the guidelines can also help consolidate the consensus between governemnt and citizenry that is used to develop the blueprints for GBV prevention. Additionally, the guidelines provide concise information that, through routine measurements, can aid in the comparison of regional and international GBV work as well as observation of the our progress in GBV prevention.