ATF’s GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE APPROACH
At the Forefront (ATF) believes in the freedom, agency, and empowerment of all women and girls. We are a global movement specifically focused on raising the profile of issues that affect women of African descent at higher rates, including Gender-based Violence, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Youth concerns. ATF works to elevate the voices of Black women to address the challenges our communities face.
ATF’s Gender-based Violence Pillar works to ensure the adequate prevention of and response to GBV through increasing visibility and coverage within the global discourse of:
GBV experiences of women and girls of African descent, inclusive of ages, gender identities and disabilities.
Survivor-centered and community-based approaches to GBV prevention and response.
We employ a range of strategies to this end, including documenting best practices of GBV prevention and response strategies, led by women and girls of African descent, and building an inclusive and diverse global coalition of women and girls of African descent to facilitate information exchange on GBV prevention and response.
We have published two publications discussing the impact of gender-based violence on Black women and girls in the African and diaspora context.