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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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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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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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Tools and Guidance

Community-Based Norms Focused Interventions: Definition and Attributes

While social norms change is a powerful tool used in various development interventions, particularly in the fields of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health...
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Tools and Guidance

The Social Norms Exploration Tool (SNET)

This is an overview of the the Social Norms Exploration Tool (SNET), a simple, practical tool to identify social norms that hold relevant behaviours in...
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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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Tools and Guidance

Violence Against Women Self-Assessment Tool

This self-assessment tool provides an opportunity for organisations preventing violence against women (VAW) to reflect on their work compares to current evidence of the most...
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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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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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‘Get Moving!’ Facilitators Guide

This Get Moving! Facilitators Guide can be used by at least one staff member of an organisation to engage everyone, from directors to support staff, programme...
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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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Tools and Guidance

Scaling Up Norms-Shifting Interventions Targeting Adolescents and Youth

This resource by the Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change, addresses the scaling of social norms change interventions targeting adolescents and youth’s sexual and reproductive...
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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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Elevating Practice-Based Knowledge to Improve Prevention Programming

This paper 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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Introducing the Prevention Collaborative’s Accompaniment Programme

We are excited to launch our Accompaniment Programme that matches specially-trained Prevention Mentors with partner organisations that are seeking to share, strengthen and expand their...
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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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Raising Boys to be Men Who Care

This two-minute animation invite to reimagining a world free from gender-based violence, using lessons from the MenCare+ program. The film was produced by Rutgers and...
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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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Practice Briefs

Social Norms Change at Scale: Insights from Stepping Stones

This is a case study of Stepping Stones, which “promotes an inclusive, community-wide approach to address the complex issues communities face in changing social norms...
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Social Norms Background Reader

In this background reader, the Learning Collaborative to Advance Research and Practice on Normative Change for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-being provides a...
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Identifying and Describing Approaches and Attributes of Normative Change Interventions

While there is much interest in the public health field on the application of social norms change approach, there is seldom consensus or common standard...
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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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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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Strengthening Prevention Work with Men and Boys in Community Settings

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 makes a global commitment to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private sphere....
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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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News

Prevention Collaborative Mentors join the Violence against Children (VAC) Winter School

In early December, 8 members of the Prevention Collaborative joined the VAC Winter School hosted by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The Winter School,...
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Elevating the Value of Practice-based Knowledge

We are all affected by a deep, longstanding bias that privileges ‘scientifically’ derived knowledge. Yet, diverse forms of learning and ‘evidence’ are critical for agile...
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Once Upon a Girl

“Once upon a girl” tells the story of a girl who begins to question the “do’s and “don’ts” of the world around her, and how...
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Opinion

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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Evidence Syntheses

Ending Violence in Childhood: Global Report 2017

This 2017 report by the global learning initiative, Know Violence in Childhood, documents the scale of violence experienced by children across the world in their...
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Tools and Guidance

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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Evidence Syntheses

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood Violence: A Review of the Evidence from Low and Middle Income Countries

This review is timely as cash transfers have proven to be a powerful tool in tackling intimate partner violence (IPV). A large body of research...
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Evidence Syntheses

What Works Evidence Review: Intersections of Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children

This 4-page brief summarises the state of evidence on the intersections between violence against children (VAC) and violence against women (VAW). The authors argue that...
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Journal Articles

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 Briefs

Training and Mentoring Community Facilitators to Lead Critical Reflection Groups

In order to foster shifts in attitudes, norms and behaviors around gender and violence, many activists and practitioners working to prevent violence against women (VAW)...
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Preventing Partner Violence: Working with Couples

Intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programming in the Global South is primarily focused on working with women. Yet, over the last few years this has...
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Tools and Guidance

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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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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Tools and Guidance

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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Raising Voices Good School Toolkit

Raising Voices has developed this toolkit as a response to the research evidence that suggests the incidence of violence at schools on a regular basis. The...
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INSPIRE Indicator Guidance and Results Framework

The INSPIRE Indicator Guidance and Results Framework is a follow up of the INSPIRE Handbook that provides seven core strategies to improve programmes and services...
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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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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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Tools and Guidance

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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Training Curricula

Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice— PART 3 Implementation Guide

This three-part resource package by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides practical insights on engaging men and boys in preventing VAWG in humanitarian settings. It...
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Training Curricula

Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice— PART 2 Training Guide

This three-part resource package by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides practical insights on engaging men and boys in preventing VAWG in humanitarian settings. It...
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Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice— PART 1 Introductory Guide

This three-part resource package by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides practical insights on engaging men and boys in preventing VAWG in humanitarian settings. It...
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Tools and Guidance

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

Breaking the Cycle: An Action Guide on the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

Breaking the Cycle is a training programme that was launched in 2017 to provide tools for working with young people in the area of gender-based...
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Training Curricula

Stepping Stones: A Training Manual for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Relationship Communication Skills and Empowerment

This training manual focuses on strengthening relationships, promoting safer sexual practices, and the prevention of HIV. It recognises that there is a strong link between...
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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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Program H Manual

Program H is named after homens and hombres, the words for men in Portuguese and Spanish. Launched in 2002 by Promundo and partners and now...
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Practice Briefs

Adaptive Programming: Addressing Unintended Consequences

Many violence prevention programmes are designed based on a theory of change that sets out pathways to expected results drawing on the available evidence. While...
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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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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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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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Tools and Guidance

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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Tools and Guidance

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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Evidence Syntheses

A Mixed-method Review of Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in Low-and middle-income Countries

This paper draws on a mixed method review of studies in low- and middle-income countries on the impact of Cash Transfer (CT) programmes on Intimate...
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Tools and Guidance

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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Approaches to Scale-up and Assessing Cost-effectiveness of Programmes to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

With its focus on low-income and middle-income countries, this review paper summarises evidence on the cost and value for money  (VFM) aspects of interventions to...
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Evidence Syntheses

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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