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Read accessible summaries of the key findings of individual studies on VAW prevention

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The Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore Programme: Engaging Boys to Prevent Violence in Bihar, India

This intervention, targeting boys and young men aged 13–21, provided gender transformative life skills education and sports–coaching in Patna district, Bihar. It aimed to promote ...
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The Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore Violence Prevention Programme: Women’s Intervention in Bihar, India

This intervention targeted married women in existing village-level self-help groups (SHGs) in Nawada, Bihar. It provided gender transformative learning sessions on violence against women(VAW) together ...
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Impact of the SASA! Violence Prevention Intervention

This is a summary of the findings from a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of SASA!—a community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women and reduce ...
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Impact Assessment of the COMBAT Intervention to Prevent VAWG in Rural Ghana

This is a summary of an evaluation of the COMBAT violence prevention intervention conducted in rural Ghana. This intervention aimed to prevent violence against women ...
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Impact of a Microenterprise Assistance Programme (WINGS) on IPV Reduction in Northern Uganda

This was a multiphase study of different variants of the Women’s INcome Generating Support (WINGS) programme, a microfinance intervention designed to help ultra-poor women in ...
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Bandebereho Couples’ Intervention to Promote Male Engagement in Rwanda

The Bandebereho (“role model”) intervention, adapted from Program P, aimed to promote positive fatherhood and gender equality amongst expectant fathers and fathers of children under ...
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Evaluation of the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures IPV Prevention Interventions in South Africa

This summary provides findings of an evaluation of the combined Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention, which was a 21 session, peer-facilitated violence prevention intervention, ...
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The Impact of SAFE on Intimate Partner Violence in Slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This study evaluated the Growing up Safe and Healthy (SAFE) programme, a multi-component intervention implemented in 2012-2013, which aimed to improve sexual and reproductive health ...
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A Common Elements Treatment Approach to Reduce IPV in Zambia

This brief summarises a randomised controlled trial of a Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) in Zambia to prevent and reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) against ...
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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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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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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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