Ending Violence against Women: A Guide to Working with Volunteers

Vanessa Rudge
In Cambodia, UN Women supported a joint initiative with Partners for Prevention, a Regional Joint Programme of four UN Agencies, to strengthen community mechanisms to prevent violence against women and girls, including through the use of male and female community volunteers.  As part of this project, key national partners strengthened the capacity to effectively manage and support volunteers working at the community level, through the organization of capacity-building workshop on EVAW/G Volunteer Management conducted in November and December 2011.Topics covered were: planning an EVAW/G volunteer programme, recruiting and placing volunteers, training volunteers (including a collective discussion on minimum training standards for volunteers working on EVAW/G), team building, safety and security, supervising volunteers and evaluating their volunteer programme. 


Following this initial investment, five organisations requested specific support for further capacity-building, and were provided with technical assistance to improve their current volunteer programmes. All the information that was collected through these various sessions and the technical assistance that was provided subsequently contributed to the creation of a manual designed for Cambodian NGOs to use in managing their EVAW programme volunteers.

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Geographic coverage: Cambodia
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