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The Indashyikirwa programme, Rwanda

The Indashyikirwa programme aimed to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) and improve the wellbeing of survivors in selected communities in seven districts of Rwanda. It ...
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Social Norms Change at Scale: Insights from Stepping Stones

This is a case study of Stepping Stones, which “promotes an inclusive, community-wide approach to address the complex issues communities face in changing social norms ...
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Social Norms Change at Scale: Insights from SASA!

This case study documents the SASA! intervention that uses community mobilisation to change norms and behaviours that perpetuate gender inequality, violence and vulnerability of women ...
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Social Norms Change at Scale: Insights from IMAGE

This is a case study of the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE), which is a combined effort to address economic and gender ...
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Social Norms Change at Scale: Insights from GREAT

This case study by the Community for Understanding Scale Up (CUSP) documents a social norm change intervention by the Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformation (GREAT) ...
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Strengthening Prevention Work with Men and Boys in Community Settings

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 makes a global commitment to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private sphere. ...
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Why does GBV programming focus on women and girls?

This Tip Sheet is part of the COFEM Feminist Pocketbook (www.cofemsocialchange.org) . The Feminist Pocketbook is a resource to support practitioners, researchers and others working ...
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Why does a feminist perspective matter in work to prevent and respond to
 violence against women and girls?

This Tip Sheet is part of the COFEM Feminist Pocketbook (www.cofemsocialchange.org) . The Feminist Pocketbook is a resource to support practitioners, researchers and others working ...
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Once Upon a Girl

“Once upon a girl” tells the story of a girl who begins to question the “do’s and “don’ts” of the world around her, and how ...
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Once Upon a Boy

This video by Promundo tells the story of a boy and his experiences growing up, including peer pressure, his first sexual relationship, his first job, ...
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COFEM Feminist Pocketbook

The Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) has developed this useful resource on feminist approaches to addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG). It ...
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Training and Mentoring Community Facilitators to Lead Critical Reflection Groups

In order to foster shifts in attitudes, norms and behaviors around gender and violence, many activists and practitioners working to prevent violence against women (VAW) ...
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Preventing Partner Violence: Working with Couples

Intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programming in the Global South is primarily focused on working with women. Yet, over the last few years this has ...
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Fidelity to the SASA ! Activist Kit

This programme brief elaborates the significance of the methodology of SASA!—a community mobilisation approach to prevent violence against women (VAW) and HIV, by Raising Voices ...
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Global Guidance on Addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence

This guidance set forth by the UNESCO and UN Women provides key information on approaches, methodologies, tools, and resources to address school-related gender-based violence. Targeting a ...
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Raising Voices Good School Toolkit

Raising Voices has developed this toolkit as a response to the research evidence that suggests the incidence of violence at schools on a regular basis. The ...
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INSPIRE Indicator Guidance and Results Framework

The INSPIRE Indicator Guidance and Results Framework is a follow up of the INSPIRE Handbook that provides seven core strategies to improve programmes and services ...
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INSPIRE Handbook: Action for Implementing the Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

The INSPIRE handbook is comprised of evidence based strategies to improve programmes and services addressing violence against children. It caters to various stakeholders across multiple ...
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Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Resource Guide

Primarily targeted at the IDB and WBG staff, and as well as other development actors with little or no experience addressing VAWG, this guide provides ...
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Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

These guidelines set forth by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) equip humanitarian actors to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and ...
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Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender Based Violence in Emergencies

This document by the UNFPA provides guidance for humanitarian actors on effective and appropriate prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings. Developed ...
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Rethinking Domestic Violence: A Training Process for Community Activists

This training guide and toolkit by Raising Voices provides capacity to prevent domestic violence for diverse stakeholders, including NGO workers, activists, police officers, community leaders, ...
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Toolkit for Optimising Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence — Part 2

This toolkit by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) put forth a set of tools to support programmes that focus on cash-based interventions and gender-based violence ...
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Toolkit for Optimising Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence — Part 1

This toolkit by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) put forth a set of tools to support programmes that focus on cash-based interventions and gender-based violence ...
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Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice— PART 3 Implementation Guide

This three-part resource package by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides practical insights on engaging men and boys in preventing VAWG in humanitarian settings. It ...
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Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice— PART 2 Training Guide

This three-part resource package by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides practical insights on engaging men and boys in preventing VAWG in humanitarian settings. It ...
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Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice— PART 1 Introductory Guide

This three-part resource package by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides practical insights on engaging men and boys in preventing VAWG in humanitarian settings. It ...
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DFID Guidance Note: Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

This guidance note seeks to advise how programmes targeted at VAWG prevention can identify and address harmful social norms and constructions that sustain violence. It ...
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Breaking the Cycle: An Action Guide on the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

Breaking the Cycle is a training programme that was launched in 2017 to provide tools for working with young people in the area of gender-based ...
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Stepping Stones: A Training Manual for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Relationship Communication Skills and Empowerment

This training manual focuses on strengthening relationships, promoting safer sexual practices, and the prevention of HIV. It recognises that there is a strong link between ...
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Program M Manual

Program M is named after mulheres and mujeres, the words for women in Portuguese and Spanish. It was launched in 2006 as a companion to ...
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Program H|M|D: A Toolkit for Action

This toolkit presents the short version of the approach contained in Programs H and M. It seeks to make the model accessible so that an ...
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Program H Manual

Program H is named after homens and hombres, the words for men in Portuguese and Spanish. Launched in 2002 by Promundo and partners and now ...
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Adaptive Programming: Addressing Unintended Consequences

Many violence prevention programmes are designed based on a theory of change that sets out pathways to expected results drawing on the available evidence. While ...
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Respectful Relationships Education Toolkit

The Our Watch Respectful Relationships Education Toolkit was designed to help schools to develop and sustain a whole school approach to prevent gender-based violence by ...
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Pathways to Change to Reduce Spousal Violence Against Women and Girls

This brief demonstrates the pathways to change to reduce spousal violence and improve the response to spousal violence as a result of the SAFE intervention ...
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Change the Story: Ten actions to prevent Violence Against Women [booklet]

This booklet is an edited extract from Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in ...
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Applying Social Norms Theory for Measurement [Presentation]

These slides summarise how CARE sought to apply social norms theory to practice in three different programmes: Sri Lanka: An IPV prevention programme focused on ...
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Top 20 Resources on Social Norms

This is a list of top 20 resources identified by members of the Learning Collaborative for Advancing Research and Practice on Normative Change for Adolescent ...
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Addressing Social Norms to Prevent Gender-Based Violence [infographic]

This infographic was developed by CARE to communicate about the work they are doing to change  social norms around intimate partner violence in Sri Lanka. ...
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Tipping Point Social Norms Innovations Series: Amra-o-Korchi, Bangladesh

This brief outlines CARE’s experience with implementing ‘Amra-o-Korchi’ in Bangladesh. This was one of a series of ‘Tipping Point’ programme innovations that CARE piloted to ...
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CARE’s Journey Piloting Social Norms Measures for Gender Programming

This “Theory to Practice” brief describes CARE’s journey to understand social norm theory from academia, and apply it in development practice. CARE’s interest stemmed from ...
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VAWG Resource Guide: Social Protection Brief

The briefing note looks at the intersections between social protection (SP) and violence against women and girls (VAWG), and options for integrating intervention to prevent ...
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Community-based Prevention of Violence Against Women and their Children

This accessible toolkit compiled by Our Watch in Australia comprises a suite of materials for practitioners wishing to work with communities to prevent violence against women. ...
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Approaches to Scale-up and Assessing Cost-effectiveness of Programmes to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

With its focus on low-income and middle-income countries, this review paper summarises evidence on the cost and value for money  (VFM) aspects of interventions to ...
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Intervention Summaries

The Indashyikirwa programme, Rwanda

The Indashyikirwa programme aimed to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) and improve the wellbeing of survivors in selected communities in...

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Practice Briefs

Strengthening Prevention Work with Men and Boys in Community Settings

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 makes a global commitment to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in...

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Prevention Basics

Why does GBV programming focus on women and girls?

This Tip Sheet is part of the COFEM Feminist Pocketbook (www.cofemsocialchange.org) . The Feminist Pocketbook is a resource to support...

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Prevention Basics

Why does a feminist perspective matter in work to prevent and respond to
 violence against women and girls?

This Tip Sheet is part of the COFEM Feminist Pocketbook (www.cofemsocialchange.org) . The Feminist Pocketbook is a resource to support...

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Practice Briefs

Training and Mentoring Community Facilitators to Lead Critical Reflection Groups

In order to foster shifts in attitudes, norms and behaviors around gender and violence, many activists and practitioners working to...

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Practice Briefs

Preventing Partner Violence: Working with Couples

Intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programming in the Global South is primarily focused on working with women. Yet, over the...

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Training Curricula

Program H|M|D: A Toolkit for Action

This toolkit presents the short version of the approach contained in Programs H and M. It seeks to make the...

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Tools and Guidance

Top 20 Resources on Social Norms

This is a list of top 20 resources identified by members of the Learning Collaborative for Advancing Research and Practice...

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Tools and Guidance

Community-based Prevention of Violence Against Women and their Children

This accessible toolkit compiled by Our Watch in Australia comprises a suite of materials for practitioners wishing to work with communities...

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