Through this project, the Joint Gender Fund supports advocating for institutional or policy changes, or more effective implementation, in various areas of society to advance prevention of and response to violence against women. The Joint Gender Fund believes that although the process of change begins at a community level it is important to have a supportive policy and legislative framework to inform resource allocation and commitment and accountability. In this project the JGF encourages work with institutions whose actions or inactions perpetuate GBV. In this regard, the JGF is funding organisations that support actions which engage structures, institutions and public service providers in the prevention and mitigation of GBV.
The project has 4 main focus areas: