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Training Curricula

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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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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Practice Briefs

Shifting Social Norms in the Economy for Women’s Economic Empowerment

This document is a summary of the process and insights from the participants of a 2017 Practitioner Learning Group (PLG) on “Shifting Social Norms in...
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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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Working Papers and Reports

Community Activism Approaches to Shift Harmful Gender Attitudes, Roles and Social Norms

This evidence review evaluates the impact made through community activism across a range of settings—from rural areas and small towns of the Eastern Democratic Republic...
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Working Papers and Reports

Redefining Norms to Empower Women: Experiences and Lessons Learned

This report documents CARE’s learnings in measuring social norms change through the Redefining Norms to Empower Women (ReNEW) project in Sri Lanka. Between 2014 and...
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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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Working Papers and Reports

Social Norms and AYSRH: Building a Bridge from Theory to Programme Design

This document provides guidance to support programmers to implement norms-shifting approaches, specifically to improve adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health. It unpacks theory and...
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Tools and Guidance

A Guide for Faith Communities to Prevent Violence and HIV

This guide by the Raising Voices adapts the SASA! Activist Kit to guide faith communities to come together to prevent violence against women and HIV....
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Study Summaries

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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Journal Articles

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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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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Study Summaries

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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Training Curricula

Gender Socialisation and Gender Dynamics in Families – The Role of the Home Visitor

This is a training module for practitioners visiting homes, to equip them with knowledge about gender, the impact of gender inequality on children and parental...
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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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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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Journal Articles

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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Programme Summaries

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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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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Tools and Guidance

Why Do People Do What They Do? A Social Norms Manual

This manual was developed from the training material used in a Multi Country Study on the Drivers of Violence. It asks the question “Why do...
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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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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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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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Multimedia

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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Programme Summaries

Bandebereho Couples’ Intervention to Promote Male Engagement in Rwanda

The Bandebereho (or “role model”) intervention was based on Program P and part of the global MenCare fatherhood campaign. It aimed to promote positive fatherhood...
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Study Summaries

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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Study Summaries

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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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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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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Multimedia

MenCare+ Bandebereho Project in Rwanda

This documentary film shares the work and achievements of the MenCare+ Bandebereho project in Rwanda in engaging expectant fathers and their parters to promote men’s...
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Training Curricula

The Bandebereho Facilitator’s Manual

This manual was developed for facilitators in the MenCare+ (Bandebereho) project. The manual consists of guidance to facilitate 15-session small group workshops with expectant fathers...
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Training Curricula

Transforming Masculinities – Training Manual

This training manual by Tearfund equips ‘Gender Champions’, men and women who volunteer within communities, to lead and facilitate change with respect to sexual and...
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Training Curricula

Indashyikirwa Couples’ Curriculum Training Module

This Couples’ Curriculum by Indashyikirwa is designed to foster a process of change to reduce violence against women amongst couples in Rwandan communities. It consists...
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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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Tools and Guidance

Mobilising Communities To Prevent Domestic Violence

Based on the methodology of Raising Voices at its inception, this resource guide aims to assist organisations to plan, implement and monitor a community mobilisation project...
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Prevention Stories

Holistic Youth Development as a Life Course Approach to Violence Prevention

Globally, research shows that there is a close association between boy’s childhood exposure to violence and the perpetration of intimate partner violence by men in...
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Multimedia

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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Multimedia

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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Programme Summaries

The Indashyikirwa Programme, Rwanda

The Indashyikirwa programme aimed to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) and improve the wellbeing of survivors in selected communities in seven districts of Rwanda. It...
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Study Summaries

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 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 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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Social Norms Change at Scale: Insights from GREAT

This case study by the Community for Understanding Scale Up (CUSP) documents a social norm change intervention by the Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformation (GREAT)...
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Working Papers and Reports

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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Practice Briefs

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

The Indashyikirwa Couples Intervention to prevent VAW in Rwanda

Erin Stern will present an overview of Indashyikirwa, a community IPV prevention programme that was implemented by CARE Rwanda, Rwanda Women’s Network, and Rwanda Men’s...
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Multimedia

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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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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Prevention Stories

How Bicycles Started to Shift Gender Norms in Zaatari Refugee Camp

Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan is the size of a small city. Home to some 80,000 Syrian refugees, the camp spans more than five...
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Prevention Stories

How Personal Stories of Violence Can Change the Dynamic Between Trainers and Trainees

Early in 2018, Sharanya Gautam, Assistant Director at the Indian NGO Voices 4 Girls, travelled to the town of Jamshedpur in the state of Jharkand...
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Prevention Stories

Why Engaging Religious Scholars in Dialogue Could Hold the Key to Ending FGM in East Africa

When Maryam Sheikh joined the Population Council to work on preventing female genital mutilation (FGM) among the Somali population of Kenya, progress had stalled. A...
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Prevention Stories

Giving Technical Assistance on Gender and VAWG Prevention: Balancing ‘Ownership’ and ‘Transformation’

When a public-sector organisation in Afghanistan decided to produce a set of gender resources for its employees, independent consultant Julienne Corboz was asked to provide...
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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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Tools and Guidance

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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Journal Articles

Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples’ intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda: Findings from a randomized controlled trial

This study assessed the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention in Rwanda on impact on multiple behavioural and health-related outcomes influenced by gender norms...
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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

Applying Social Norms Theory for Measurement [Presentation]

These slides summarise how CARE sought to apply social norms theory to practice in three different programmes: Sri Lanka: An IPV prevention programme focused on...
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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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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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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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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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Working Papers and Reports

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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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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Evidence Syntheses

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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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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