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Research Basics

Quantitative Measurement of Gendered Social Norms

This guide by ALIGN gives an overview of quantitative approaches to measuring gendered social norms. It draws from existing practices in the field, such as...
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Measuring Social Norms

This technical brief is useful to both researchers and programmers to understand what the social norms are, and how they are related to HIV and...
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Theory and Practice of Social Norms Interventions: Eight Common Pitfalls

This article identifies eight pitfalls that practitioners must avoid as they plan to integrate a social norms perspective in their interventions, as well as eight...
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Tathmini Gender Based Violence Study in Tanzania

Tathmini cluster randomised trial assessed the impact of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programme in Tanzania which was delivered through a HIV/AIDS programme platform. The programme...
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Working Papers and Reports

What are Social Norms? How are They Measured?

This report is based on a review of 173 different publications and articles on social norms in global development, and discusses what the social norms...
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Social Norms: A Review

This article provides: a) a review of literature on social norms; b) draws out similarities and differences in key operational definitions of social norms; c) reviews theories that...
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Study Summaries

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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Tools and Guidance

Social Norms, Gender Norms and Adolescent Girls: A Brief Guide

This brief by the Overseas Development Institute provides a useful overview of key thinking on social norms concerning gender inequalities that affect adolescent girls to...
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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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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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Intersections of VAW and VAC: Expert Perspectives On Service Coordination in Kampala, Uganda

This report provides findings of a qualitative study that focused on the perspectives of service providers in Kampala, Uganda on the linkages between intimate partner...
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Evidence Syntheses

What Works to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict and Humanitarian Settings?

This briefing paper by the Global Women’s Institute and International Rescue Committee provides an overview of the existing evidence 1) on the prevalence of violence...
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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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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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Journal Articles

Converging Drivers of Interpersonal Violence: Findings from a Qualitative Study in Post-hurricane Haiti

This paper documents lessons from a qualitative assessment of the Transforming Households: Reducing Incidence of Violence in Emergencies (THRIVE) project in Côteaux, Haiti. It highlights multiple...
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Webinars

Working with Couples on Violence Prevention

This webinar is based on the publication of a new Prevention Collaborative  practice brief exploring the emerging area of working with couples on violence prevention....
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Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and Most Significant Change (MSC)

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and Most Significant Change (MSC) are both asset-based approaches that seek to support positive change. AI is a strategy and approach to...
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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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Evidence Syntheses

Literature Review: Ending Violence against Women and Girls

This review of literature documents the state of violence against women and girls (VAWG) globally and in Australia by referring to a wide range of...
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Global Prevalence of Past-year Violence Against Children: A Systematic Review and Minimum Estimates.

This paper provides important prevalence data on the scale of violence (emotional, physical, sexual and multiple exposures) against children around the world. The researchers carried...
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Practice-based Insights in Developing and Implementing a Sport-based Programme for Girls

This article examines practice-based learning from developing and implementing the Parivartan Plus programme—a structured sports mentoring programme for girls in a Mumbai slum. This article...
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Evidence Syntheses

Piecing Together the Evidence on Social Norms and Violence Against Women

Developed by the Equality Institute, this booklet maps the current state of evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG), with a specific focus on...
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Opinion

Does Economic Empowerment for Women in India Prevent Domestic Violence?

Late last year, a Bollywood movie sparked a debate across India on domestic violence. Secret Superstar, an Aamir Khan production released in October 2017, tells...
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Research Basics

Measuring Intimate Partner Violence

This brief provides guidance for the non-expert on how to collect valid quantitative data on partner violence in an ethically and methodologically sound manner. Specifically,...
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Evidence Syntheses

Respectful Relationships: Education in Schools

This paper was written following a decision by the Australian Government to include Respectful Relationships Education on the school curriculum. It aims to support policy...
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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 on Normative Change for Adolescent...
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Working Papers and Reports

Social Norms and Girls’ Wellbeing: Linking Theory and Practice

This report seeks to better explore the connections between social norms theory and practice as they relate to girls’ lives, and the implications for efforts...
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Evidence Syntheses

Gender Socialisation During Adolescence in Low-and-middle-income Countries: Conceptualisation, Influences, and Outcomes

Adolescence is a critical period in the development of gender attitudes and behaviours, which have potentially life-long effects. The rapid changes that take place during...
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Practice Briefs

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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On Norms and Agency: Conversations about Gender Equality with Men and Women in 20 Countries

This paper summarises the findings of a qualitative field study with 4000 men and women in focus groups across 20 countries from all regions. The...
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Study Summaries

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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Evidence Syntheses

State of the Field of Research on Violence Against Women and Girls

This paper reviews the knowledge base on the scale, scope and nature of VAWG and the factors that drive it at individual, relationship, community and...
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Evidence Syntheses

What Works to Prevent Partner Violence?

This document reviews the empirical evidence of what works in low-and middle-income countries to prevent violence against women by their husbands and other male partners....
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Evidence Syntheses

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia: Evidence for Interventions in the Health Sector, Women’s Collectives, and Local Governance Mechanisms

This evidence review looks at a range of programmes implemented in South Asia to prevent Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). It looks at interventions to prevent...
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