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VAW Prevention: The Latest Evidence – Part 2

Lori Heise from the Prevention Collaborative presents latest evidence on VAW prevention.
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VAW Prevention: The Latest Evidence – Part 1

Lori Heise from the Prevention Collaborative presents latest evidence on VAW  prevention.
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‘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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The ‘COMBAT’ Programme, Ghana

This programme developed a Rural Response System (RRS) to mobilise community members, state agencies and other key actors to prevent and respond to violence against...
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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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Evidence Syntheses

Bridging the Gaps: A Global Review of Intersections of Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children

This article presents a review of evidence on intersections between violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC)—including sexual violence by non-partners. It especially...
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Journal Articles

Towards a Feminist Understanding of Intersecting Violence Against Women and Children in the Family

This study explores a gap in literature on the intersections of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and violence against children (VAC) by answering how...
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Potential Pathways to Prevention: Understanding the Intersections of Violence Against Women and Children in the Family

This is a summary of findings from a study on the intersections of violence against women and violence against children, which was conducted in 2014...
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Evidence Syntheses

Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children – The Points of Intersection

This brief by the Pan American Health Organisation and the World Health Organisation provides key summary points regarding the intersection of violence against women and...
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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a gender-transformative, group and community-based initiative designed to respond to multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges. It aims to reduce both HIV...
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Stepping Stones Training Manual Adapted for South Africa

Stepping Stones is a workshop series designed as a tool to help promote sexual health, improve psychological well-being and prevent HIV. The workshops address questions...
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Study Summaries

Impact of Stepping Stones on incidence of HIV, HSV-2 and IPV in rural South Africa

This study evaluated the impact of Stepping Stones, a participatory group and community-based prevention programme, on sexual behaviours and sexual health outcomes- including HIV, Herpes...
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Impact of the RHANI Wives intervention on marital conflict, IPV and sexual coercion in Mumbai

The Reducing HIV among Non-Infected (RHANI) Wives intervention is a multi-session intervention for married women focused on building skills to deal with, and respond to,...
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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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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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Impact of Indashyikirwa in Reducing IPV in Rwanda

This is a summary of the impact made by the Indashyikirwa intervention in reducing the experiences and perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) in rural...
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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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Working Papers and Reports

An Evaluation of an Intervention with Male Partners of Women Survivors of Conflict-Related Rape and IPV in DRC

This report presents findings of a qualitative, time-series evaluation that assessed the Living Peace intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programme, which targeted the husbands of...
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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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The Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) Programme to Prevent VAW in Bihar, India

The Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) Programme was implemented to better understand what works to prevent violence against women (VAW) in...
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Lessons from SASA! Implementation in Haiti: A Community-Based Approach to Prevent VAWG

In Haiti, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is highly prevalent with 29 percent of ever-married women have experienced violence perpetrated by their most recent...
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Prevention Stories

Co-Creating Systems for Primary Prevention of Gender-Based Violence with Communities in the Peruvian Amazon

Developed by the community, for the community, the GAP project is a unique initiative to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) in remote, low-resource settings. The project is...
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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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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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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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Tools and Guidance

Resources for Measuring Social Norms: A Practical Guide for Programme Implementers

This is a resource for programme planners and implementors who are engaged in norms-shifting interventions to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG). It provides guidance...
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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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‘Tea Consent’ – Sexual Consent Explained

In this short advocacy video, sexual consent is explained using ‘tea’ as a metaphor.
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Webinars

Design Thinking for IPV Prevention

This webinar shares lessons from ‘Becoming One’, an innovative counselling programme for couples delivered through faith leaders to prevent IPV in Uganda. The discussion covered...
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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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Journal Articles

On the CUSP: The Politics and Prospects of Scaling Social Norms Change Programming

This paper highlights learnings from the Community for Understanding Scale Up (CUSP), which is a working group of nine organisations who are developing and scaling social...
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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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Ending Violence Against Women and Girls – Meron’s Story

This is an advocacy video by Womankind, that tells a story of a woman called Meron and her children who experience violence. One day she meets...
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Programme Summaries

The Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) Programme in Rakai Uganda

The Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) intervention was a multi-component intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV prevention programme integrated into the Rakai Health...
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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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Training Curricula

Indashyikirwa Community Activist Training Module

This training module was developed to equip Indashyikirwa community activists with the skills to conduct community-based activism to prevent violence against women. This training module...
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The SASA! Approach for Preventing Violence against Women and HIV

This short film describes the SASA! approach for Preventing Violence against Women and HIV, by showing how it is used in communities in Kampala, Uganda.
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Raising Voices: A Training Video for Organisations in East and Southern Africa

Designed for organisations that are working to prevent intimate partner violence by using a community-based approach, this training video by Raising Voices complements their resource...
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Indashyikirwa Intervention to Prevent IPV in Rwanda

This video provides an overview of Indashyikirwa, a community IPV prevention programme that was implemented by CARE Rwanda, Rwanda Women’s Network, and Rwanda Men’s Resource...
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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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Reducing Intimate Partner Violence through Women’s Access to Land

Bina Agarwal shows how giving women access to land in agrarian societies may impact a range of social indicators from poverty reduction to better child...
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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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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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Practice Briefs

Social Norms Change at Scale: Insights from SASA!

This case study documents the SASA! intervention that uses community mobilisation to change norms and behaviours that perpetuate gender inequality, violence and vulnerability of women...
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Social Norms Change at Scale: Insights from IMAGE

This is a case study of the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE), which is a combined effort to address economic and gender...
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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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Prevention Stories

Engaging Influential Students to Tackle Peer Violence in Indonesia

Background In Indonesia, more than 1 in 5 students, aged 13 to 15 (18 million children), have experienced violence by their peers at schools, according...
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Webinars

Training to Lead Critical Reflection Groups for Preventing Violence Against Women

What works best to recruit, train and support community facilitators to lead discussions on gender and power? Research and experience tell us that such critical...
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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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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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Study Summaries

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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COFEM Feminist Pocketbook

The Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM) has developed this useful resource on feminist approaches to addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG). It...
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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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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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Fidelity to the SASA ! Activist Kit

This programme brief elaborates the significance of the methodology of SASA!—a community mobilisation approach to prevent violence against women (VAW) and HIV, by Raising Voices...
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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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Global Guidance on Addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence

This guidance set forth by the UNESCO and UN Women provides key information on approaches, methodologies, tools, and resources to address school-related gender-based violence. Targeting a...
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Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Resource Guide

Primarily targeted at the IDB and WBG staff, and as well as other development actors with little or no experience addressing VAWG, this guide provides...
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Working Papers and Reports

Transfers, Behaviour Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence: Post-programme Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

While transfers, such as cash and food, are a popular intervention to address intimate partner violence (IPV), this paper asks, what happens to IPV after...
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Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

These guidelines set forth by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) equip humanitarian actors to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and...
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Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender Based Violence in Emergencies

This document by the UNFPA provides guidance for humanitarian actors on effective and appropriate prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian settings. Developed...
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Rethinking Domestic Violence: A Training Process for Community Activists

This training guide and toolkit by Raising Voices provides capacity to prevent domestic violence for diverse stakeholders, including NGO workers, activists, police officers, community leaders,...
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Toolkit for Optimising Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence — Part 2

This toolkit by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) put forth a set of tools to support programmes that focus on cash-based interventions and gender-based violence...
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Toolkit for Optimising Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence — Part 1

This toolkit by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) put forth a set of tools to support programmes that focus on cash-based interventions and gender-based violence...
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DFID Guidance Note: Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

This guidance note seeks to advise how programmes targeted at VAWG prevention can identify and address harmful social norms and constructions that sustain violence. It...
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Working Papers and Reports

Community Based Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: A Review of Evidence and Essential Steps for Adaption

This review by the World Bank focuses on primary prevention programmes targeted at intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. It looks at programmes that aim...
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Training Curricula

Program M Manual

Program M is named after mulheres and mujeres, the words for women in Portuguese and Spanish. It was launched in 2006 as a companion to...
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Program H|M|D: A Toolkit for Action

This toolkit presents the short version of the approach contained in Programs H and M. It seeks to make the model accessible so that an...
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Pathways to Change to Reduce Spousal Violence Against Women and Girls

This brief demonstrates the pathways to change to reduce spousal violence and improve the response to spousal violence as a result of the SAFE intervention...
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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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Change the Story: Ten actions to prevent Violence Against Women [booklet]

This booklet is an edited extract from Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in...
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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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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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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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CARE’s Journey Piloting Social Norms Measures for Gender Programming

This “Theory to Practice” brief describes CARE’s journey to understand social norm theory from academia, and apply it in development practice. CARE’s interest stemmed from...
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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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VAWG Resource Guide: Social Protection Brief

The briefing note looks at the intersections between social protection (SP) and violence against women and girls (VAWG), and options for integrating intervention to prevent...
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A Mixed-method Review of Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in Low-and middle-income Countries

There is increasing evidence that cash transfer (CT) programs decrease intimate partner violence (IPV). However, little is known about how CTs achieve this impact. This...
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Community-based Prevention of Violence Against Women and their Children

This accessible toolkit compiled by Our Watch in Australia comprises a suite of materials for practitioners wishing to work with communities to prevent violence against women....
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Response Mechanisms to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

This paper examines the evidence base on the effectiveness of response mechanisms for VAWG in preventing the occurrence or reoccurrence of violence. In this paper,...
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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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Interventions to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

This rapid review paper examines the most common and promising interventions that specifically seek to reduce different types of VAWG as an outcome, and those...
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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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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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