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How do I use this site?

How can I contribute to this site?

 

How do I use this site?

How can I find specific tools and resources?

You can locate specific tools and resources by:

Typing in the full or partial title of the document in the open search box;

Putting in keywords related to the document in the open search box;

Using the filters below the search box by clicking on the filter buttons - subject, region, category and language. Just check any of the boxes that are relevant under each filter, close the box and press the search button.

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How can I hide the websites that I have been searching on the web from others?

If you are concerned about someone knowing that you are using this or other websites related to the issue of violence against women (for example, somebody abusive in your own life or for other reasons of privacy), please be aware that individuals who are knowledgeable of computers can track the websites and items that you visit on your computer.  You can erase your internet history by going to “tools” on the menu of your internet browser (e.g. Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Netscape, Safari, etc.).  In tools you will either see a “clear history” item that you can click on immediately or an item in the menu labeled “internet options” where you can click and go to the option “delete history” or “delete cookies”. If you are sending an email message asking for information or help, make sure you use an email account with a password that only you know.

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What are leading initiatives?

Leading initiatives are relatively large-scale, global and/or multi-country initiatives that are in progress.  They include major programmes, campaigns and social mobilization initiatives.  To learn more about each, click on “leading initiatives” link at the top of the home page.

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What are programming modules?

Programming modules provide step-by-step guidance on how to address violence against women and girls within a particular sector (e.g. health), with a particular group (e.g. adolescents) or through a specific approach (e.g. creating safe cities).  Each module contains programming recommendations and lessons learned based on the evidence to date, illustrative case studies and resources for implementation.  Modules can be read from start to finish or explored in segments by clicking on the menu headings.  Modules can also be downloaded in full by clicking the “download in pdf” button or pages of the module can be printed by clicking the “print this page” button.

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What are sources of expertise?

Sources of expertise are organizations from different regions of the world that maintain specific programming expertise on violence against women and girls. The organizations included in this database have demonstrated programming results and have been identified and recommended by the network of experts that have been integral to developing and contributing to the Global Virtual Knowledge Centre.  The sources of expertise will be updated on an ongoing basis as organizations are recommended, reviewed and invited to participate.

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What if I need additional assistance with programming or navigating the site?

If additional assistance is needed, queries can be sent to evaw.helpdesk@unwomen.org.

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How can I contribute to this site?

Can I link the Virtual Knowledge Centre to my website?

The Knowledge Centre is a public and free resource and may be linked to external websites, provided the link is used in accordance with UN Women’s terms of use.

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How can I contribute a promising practice case study for inclusion on the site?

Case studies can be submitted to the evaw.helpdesk@unwomen.org using the template provided (available in English, French or Spanish).  The documented promising practice should explicitly address violence against women and girls and should be able to clearly demonstrate programme results according to the criteria outlined in the template.  All case studies will be reviewed to determine their relevance and suitability to the site.

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How can I provide feedback or report a problem with the site?

Your opinions and experience with the site are very valuable to us. Feedback on the content, functionality, usability and appearance or any other aspect of the Global Virtual Knowledge Centre site is welcomed and encouraged. Comments can be provided at anytime to evaw.helpdesk@unwomen.org or by registering as a member of the site for opportunities to provide more in-depth and targeted feedback through periodic surveys and ad-hoc queries.

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How can I receive updates and new information about the site?

To receive updates and information on new content and tools register as a member of the site. Registration only takes a minute and you can select the specific topics you are interested in.

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How can I recommend an expert organization?

Organizations with demonstrated programming expertise on violence against women and girls can be recommended from any region in the world.  To be considered for inclusion in the Sources of Expertise database, a brief, but detailed description of the organization’s history, area of expertise and demonstrated accomplishments along with contact details should be submitted to evaw.helpdesk@unwomen.org.  The information of all organizations will be carefully reviewed to determine the relevance and suitability to the site.  Selected organizations will be contacted for additional information.

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How can I recommend resources for inclusion in the Tools database?

Recommended resources are welcome from all regions and in all languages.  They should be submitted with a full citation to the evaw.helpdesk@unwomen.org.  Resources should be focused on supporting implementation and can include training manuals, toolkits, handbooks, guides, multimedia items, evaluation reports, standards of practice and other materials that provide ‘how-to’ guidance. (Workshop or conference reports, for example, are discouraged; as are purely theoretical articles.) All materials will be reviewed to determine their relevance and suitability to this site. Ideally, resources contributed should have been field tested, assessed/evaluated and considered of high quality by beneficiaries, users and independent experts alike.

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How can I submit an event to appear on the calendar?

Events and training opportunities related specifically to violence against women and girls can be submitted to evaw.helpdesk@unwomen.org.

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