Canadian Humanitarian

PROJECT: Holistic Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Response

Impact Facts
Type of Innovative Solution
Gender Equality Marker (0-3)
  • Gender transformative (GE3)
Type of Innovative Solution
Sustainable Development Goals
  • 5 - Gender Equality
Type of Innovative Solution
Type of Innovative Solution
  • Approach

Project Details

Canadian Humanitarian, and its local Guatemalan partner, Asociación SERniña/REALgirl, are  testing the impact and effectiveness of a holistic, family-centered, gender equity focused violence prevention and response program in Guatemala, as a way of reducing rates of sexual and domestic violence in Guatemala and improving recovery for survivors of violence. Their innovative, ‘Holistic 3-Pronged Approach’ includes: Family Trauma Healing and Empowerment Sessions, Community Violence Prevention Education and Comprehensive Violence Response Programs For Victims Of Abuse. Key innovations of the H3P Approach include incorporating Mayan restorative justice methodologies, offering a healing-focused approach to violence prevention and response, and engaging whole families and boys and men throughout the process.