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Webinars

‘COMBAT’ing violence against women: A success story from rural Ghana

The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre) in Ghana developed the Community-Based Action Teams (COMBAT) programme as a Rural Response System to...
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Community

Towards Decolonising Knowledge in the Violence Prevention Field

For many decades, women’s movements around the world have challenged knowledge hierarchies that have (re)produced ideas of gender, masculinity, security and bodily integrity rooted in...
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Viewpoint

Versions of Violence: Intimate Partner Violence in Gay Male Relationships in South Africa

Gay male relationships are often imagined to be violence-free based on the assumption that a man can not be the victim of intimate partner abuse...
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Evidence Syntheses

Guidance for DFID Country Offices on Preventing and Responding to VAW and VAC

This is a brief guidance note prepared by DFID of the UK Government to inform their country offices on the intersections between violence against women...
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Will You Be My Mother? (VAC Advocacy Video)

Will You Be My Mother? is part one of ‘Will You Ever Forgive Me?’ a feature length film that documents four poignant stories told from...
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“Why did you not call the police?” Intimate Partner Violence in Same Sex Relationships in South Africa

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa is heralded as one of the most progressive legal documents in the world. It recognises and protects...
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Caring for the Carers: Support Systems for GBV Fieldworkers

The importance of “self-care” has been recognised for many years in social work and women’s rights organisations in the Global North. It has also recently...
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Prevention Stories

Lessons from Oxfam’s Bano Nayi Soch: Buno Hinsa Mukt Rishtey Campaign to Prevent Violence in India

Against the backdrop of India’s high rates of violence against women (VAW) and insufficient efforts to prevent it, in November 2016, Oxfam India launched the...
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Multimedia

Webinar: Tackling Gender Norms through Media

The power of the media to influence gender norms both towards greater equality and reinforcing discriminatory attitudes and behaviour has long been recognised. This webinar...
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Multimedia

What is Practice-Based Knowledge? Video

This video by the Prevention Collaborative sets out why we believe that practitioner learning and everyday experiences in designing and implementing programmes form an important...
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SASA! Video

This short video introduces the SASA! approach that mobilises communities to address power imbalances between women and men to reduce risks of violence and HIV.
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Evidence Syntheses

A Review of Communication Initiatives Addressing GBV, Gender Norms, and Harmful Traditional Practices in Crisis-Affected Settings

This is a review of development communication initiatives across the world to prevent gender-based violence (GBV), harmful traditional practices (HTP), related health concerns, and promote positive gender...
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Wilton Park Deliberations: How to Radically Reduce VAWG by 2030? (Part 2)

In March 2019, Wilton Park in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPF) gathered 50 diverse actors in...
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Wilton Park Deliberations: How to Radically Reduce VAWG by 2030? (Part 1)

In March 2019, Wilton Park in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPF) gathered 50 diverse actors in...
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Working Papers and Reports

Building a Shared Agenda on the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

In March 2019, Wilton Park in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPF) gathered 50 diverse actors in...
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‘Tea Consent’ – Sexual Consent Explained

In this short advocacy video, sexual consent is explained using ‘tea’ as a metaphor.
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Working Papers and Reports

Global Scoping of Advocacy and Funding for the Prevention of VAWG

This report by the Equality Institute presents findings from a global scoping on funding and advocacy within the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) prevention...
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The Man Box – The Pressures of a ‘Real Man’

This short video summarises the findings of a survey by The Men’s Project that asked 1,000 Australian men, aged 18 to 30, about the pressures...
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‘The Mask You Live In’ Trailer on Harmful Masculinities

Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the United States are more likely to be diagnosed with a behaviour disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out...
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Survivor-centred approaches to eradicating GBV: Centring survivor experiences, intersectionality and restoring power

The term ‘survivor-centred’ has gained significant traction among those working to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV). As activists, organisations and movements put this term to work, ...
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Unpacking Resistance

This video by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Australia delves into the experience of resistance from the perspective of practitioners working in the violence prevention...
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On the Nature of Intimate Partner Violence

Sudha Shetty at the Hague Domestic Violence project unpacks the nature of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States, and as well as globally, with entrenched...
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How a Lack of Accountability Undermines Work to Address Violence Against Women and Girls

This video by COFEM brings forth the issue of a lack of accountability in the violence prevention field that undermines work towards addressing violence against...
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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 outlines the Prevention Collaborative’s analysis...
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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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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 practitioners, researchers and others working...
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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 practitioners, researchers and others working...
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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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Addressing violence against children and women in the family: A call for an integrated approach

Violence against children (VAC) and violence against women (VAW) are global epidemics with prolonged impacts on the health, well-being, and safety of individuals and societies....
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Tools and Guidance

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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