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Please find below some questions and answers about the Prevention Collaborative. If you have a different question, please do not hesitate to  contact us.

Why the Collaborative? Why now?

Violence against women is preventable. Thanks to the hard work of so many in the prevention field and recent investment in generating evidence, we know more about preventing violence today than ever before. While further research and learning is needed, we must ensure that the knowledge we already have informs violence prevention policies and programmes.

What does the Collaborative do?
  • Synthesise and make accessible to practitioners the evidence from research and evaluations on the impact of prevention programmes and processes of change, as well as practice-based learning on the realities of prevention programming.
  • Make this information available through a highly curated knowledge platform and a Learning Community that provide opportunities for interaction.
  • Offer strategic and technical accompaniment to groups implementing prevention programmes by pairing them with trained mentors to provide sustained capacity building and assistance with programming and advocacy.
  • Advocate with donors, governments and others to eliminate the structural and political barriers that limit the effectiveness of prevention-related programmes and movements.
Whose needs does the Collaborative serve?

We aim to serve the people, organisations, and movements implementing violence prevention programming in low-resource contexts with a focus on the needs and interests of activists and practitioners.

Where and how does the Collaborative work?

We work at the invitation of local partners in low-resource settings. At present, we work primarily with groups in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific. We work in partnership with organisations based on mutually agreed objectives, values and commitments.

How does the Prevention Collaborative complement the work of other organisations working on VAW prevention?

Our aim is to be of service to the wider fields working on VAW and VAC. We aim to complement, not duplicate the work of other organisations and initiatives and focus on filling the gaps identified in our consultations, creating partnerships where beneficial.

What forms of violence against women and children does the Collaborative work on?

For the first phase of our work, we are focused on the following forms of violence that take place in and around the family or home environment: i.e. mainly on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Violence against Children (VAC).