The Warwick Principles: Best Practices for Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in the Pacific

Authors/editor(s): The Regional Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women and UN Women

There is widespread recognition that preventing violence against women and girls requires working with men and boys as allies, partners and activists. In acknowledgement of this, the Regional Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), present a set of principles and best practices that allow for that while still ensuring accountability to Pacific women and girls.

The Warwick Principles[1]: Best Practices for Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls, outlines seven key principles that have been developed by and for Pacific communities and are grounded in the lived realities of women and girls:

  1. Be accountable to the women’s movement in the Pacific
  2. Do no harm
  3. Be grounded in a human-rights based approach
  4. Be evidenced-based and evidence-building
  5. Be inclusive and intersectional
  6. Be gender transformative
  7. Be informed by context.

The Principles are a culmination of a series of regional consultations and meeting held from 2016-2019. 

 

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[1] The Warwick Principles, named after the site of the last regional meeting on Fiji’s coral coast in 2019, provides a navigational guide to ensure that we reach our destination in a way that is effective and aligned to feminist values.

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Fiji

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Policy papers

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 27