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Read accessible summaries and syntheses of key research studies on violence and violence prevention that are designed for activists and practitioners.

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Preventing Childhood Violence in the Home: A Prevention Collaborative Position Paper

A core objective of the Prevention Collaborative is to address violence in families, affecting both women and children. This paper outlines the Prevention Collaborative’s analysis ...
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Integrating IPV and HIV prevention: Impacts of the SHARE Intervention in Uganda

This study evaluated the Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) intervention, a multi-component IPV and HIV prevention program integrated into the Rakai Health Sciences ...
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A Safe Place to Shine Creating Opportunities and Raising Voices of Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings

This report provides key learnings from the Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces (COMPASS) programme in Ethiopia, DRC, and Pakistan. This programme ...
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Advancing Research and Practice on Normative Change for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-being

In this background reader, the Learning Collaborative to Advance Research and Practice on Normative Change for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-being provides a ...
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Identifying and Describing Approaches and Attributes of Normative Change Interventions

While there is much interest in the public health field on the application of social norms change approach, there is seldom consensus or common standard ...
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Converging Drivers of Interpersonal Violence: Findings from a Qualitative Study in Post-hurricane Haiti

This paper documents lessons from a qualitative assessment of the Transforming Households: Reducing Incidence of Violence in Emergencies (THRIVE) project in Côteaux, Haiti. It highlights multiple ...
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Towards More Effective Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children: A Prevention Collaborative Analysis

This paper outlines the analysis that informed the founding of the Prevention Collaborative, and locates our efforts within the wider violence prevention field. Specifically, it ...
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Does removing gender bias in inheritance law decrease violence against women? A case study from India

This study assessed the impact of equalizing inheritance rights for men and women on levels of violence against women in 16 states in India. The ...
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Ending Violence in Childhood: Global Report 2017

This 2017 report by the global learning initiative, Know Violence in Childhood, documents the scale of violence experienced by children across the world in their ...
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Literature Review: Ending Violence against Women and Girls

This review of literature documents the state of violence against women and girls (VAWG) globally and in Australia by referring to a wide range of ...
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Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood Violence: A Review of the Evidence from Low and Middle Income Countries

This review is timely as cash transfers have proven to be a powerful tool in tackling intimate partner violence (IPV). A large body of research ...
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What Works Evidence Review: Intersections of Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children

This 4-page brief summarises the state of evidence on the intersections between violence against children (VAC) and violence against women (VAW). The authors argue that ...
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Global Prevalence of Past-year Violence Against Children: A Systematic Review and Minimum Estimates.

This paper provides important prevalence data on the scale of violence (emotional, physical, sexual and multiple exposures) against children around the world. The researchers carried ...
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Practice-based Insights in Developing and Implementing a Sport-based Programme for Girls

This article examines practice-based learning from developing and implementing the Parivartan Plus programme—a structured sports mentoring programme for girls in a Mumbai slum. This article ...
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Piecing Together the Evidence on Social Norms and Violence Against Women

Developed by the Equality Institute, this booklet maps the current state of evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG), with a specific focus on ...
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Transfers, Behaviour Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence: Post-programme Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

While transfers, such as cash and food, are a popular intervention to address intimate partner violence (IPV), this paper asks, what happens to IPV after ...
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Integrating Cash Transfers into Gender-based Violence Programmes in Jordan: Benefits, Risks and Challenges

This report by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) focuses on IRC’s cash transfer programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan. Commenced in 2013, the programme aimed ...
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Community Based Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: A Review of Evidence and Essential Steps for Adaption

This review by the World Bank focuses on primary prevention programmes targeted at intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. It looks at programmes that aim ...
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Measuring Intimate Partner Violence

This brief provides guidance for the non-expert on how to collect valid quantitative data on partner violence in an ethically and methodologically sound manner. Specifically, ...
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Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples’ intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda: Findings from a randomized controlled trial

This study assessed the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention in Rwanda on impact on multiple behavioural and health-related outcomes influenced by gender norms ...
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Respectful Relationships: Education in Schools

This paper was written following a decision by the Australian Government to include Respectful Relationships Education on the school curriculum. It aims to support policy ...
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Social Norms and Girls’ Wellbeing: Linking Theory and Practice

This report seeks to better explore the connections between social norms theory and practice as they relate to girls’ lives, and the implications for efforts ...
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Gender Socialisation During Adolescence in Low-and-middle-income Countries: Conceptualisation, Influences, and Outcomes

Adolescence is a critical period in the development of gender attitudes and behaviours, which have potentially life-long effects. The rapid changes that take place during ...
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On Norms and Agency: Conversations about Gender Equality with Men and Women in 20 Countries

This paper summarises the findings of a qualitative field study with 4000 men and women in focus groups across 20 countries from all regions. The ...
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Enabling Social Change: How Value Deliberations Led to Individual and Collective Empowerment in Rural Senegal

This summary paper is based on four years of field research to look at how Tostan’s Community Empowerment Programme (CEP) – which entailed a process ...
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A Mixed-method Review of Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in Low-and middle-income Countries

This paper draws on a mixed method review of studies in low- and middle-income countries on the impact of Cash Transfer (CT) programmes on Intimate ...
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Response Mechanisms to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

This paper examines the evidence base on the effectiveness of response mechanisms for VAWG in preventing the occurrence or reoccurrence of violence. In this paper, ...
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State of the Field of Research on Violence Against Women and Girls

This paper reviews the knowledge base on the scale, scope and nature of VAWG and the factors that drive it at individual, relationship, community and ...
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Interventions to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

This rapid review paper examines the most common and promising interventions that specifically seek to reduce different types of VAWG as an outcome, and those ...
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What Works to Prevent Partner Violence?

This document reviews the empirical evidence of what works in low-and middle-income countries to prevent violence against women by their husbands and other male partners. ...
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Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia: Evidence for Interventions in the Health Sector, Women’s Collectives, and Local Governance Mechanisms

This evidence review looks at a range of programmes implemented in South Asia to prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). It looks at interventions to prevent ...
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Working Papers and Reports

Preventing Childhood Violence in the Home: A Prevention Collaborative Position Paper

A core objective of the Prevention Collaborative is to address violence in families, affecting both women and children. This paper...

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Working Papers and Reports

Towards More Effective Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children: A Prevention Collaborative Analysis

This paper outlines the analysis that informed the founding of the Prevention Collaborative, and locates our efforts within the wider...

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Research Basics

Measuring Intimate Partner Violence

This brief provides guidance for the non-expert on how to collect valid quantitative data on partner violence in an ethically...

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Study Summaries

Enabling Social Change: How Value Deliberations Led to Individual and Collective Empowerment in Rural Senegal

This summary paper is based on four years of field research to look at how Tostan’s Community Empowerment Programme (CEP)...

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Evidence Syntheses

A Mixed-method Review of Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in Low-and middle-income Countries

This paper draws on a mixed method review of studies in low- and middle-income countries on the impact of Cash...

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Evidence Syntheses

State of the Field of Research on Violence Against Women and Girls

This paper reviews the knowledge base on the scale, scope and nature of VAWG and the factors that drive it...

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Evidence Syntheses

Interventions to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

This rapid review paper examines the most common and promising interventions that specifically seek to reduce different types of VAWG...

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