A tool developed to encourage a more holistic understanding of what it takes to make VAWG prevention programmes work. It provides a simple way to consider how multiple elements combine to determine the impact of different programme strategies.
The field of violence prevention routinely debates the relative merits of different programme models. Approaches gain or lose currency based on the results of studies that evaluate whether they ‘work’ to reduce violence. But model approaches are only as good as their implementation. Research and experience have consistently shown that high-quality implementation matters for programme impact. Even well-designed interventions can fail or even cause harm if not well implemented.