Sexual and gender-based violence

Tearfund is committed to progressing gender equality and the restoration of relationships between men and women, boys and girls, and vulnerable adults. We aim to design and support projects which create safe and secure environments for those who are vulnerable.

Our approach is to address the driving factors and social norms that perpetuate inequalities at interpersonal and community levels. We do this by listening to the stories of survivors, facilitating discussions between men and women, engaging men and boys towards gender justice by exploring and transforming their concept of masculinity, and speaking boldly about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

We aim to strengthen peer and community mechanisms for protection and healing, as we believe that community members are the best actors in their own protection. As such, we equip faith leaders to respond to these issues in their communities and to become role models themselves.


Working with Survivors

Survivors of SGBV share their stories as they journey towards healing.

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Changing Gender Norms

Transforming harmful gender norms and practices is vital in promoting gender equality.

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Bringing an end to FGM/C through support of survivors and raising awareness in communities.

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Cross-cutting themes

In this cross-cutting section, you will find information about how we address other contextual issues alongside our SGBV programmes.

Working in partnership

Tearfund is an active member of a number of initiatives and networks, working in partnership to end gender injustice.

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