The Warwick Principles: Best Practices for Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in the Pacific
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: 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:
- Be accountable to the women’s movement in the Pacific
- Do no harm
- Be grounded in a human-rights based approach
- Be evidenced-based and evidence-building
- Be inclusive and intersectional
- Be gender transformative
- Be informed by context.
The Principles are a culmination of a series of regional consultations and meeting held from 2016-2019.