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Practice-Based Knowledge

Our guide to key resources to support your work

Practice-Based Knowledge is the cumulative knowledge and learning acquired by practitioners from designing and implementing diverse programmes in different contexts, including insights gained from observations, conversations, direct experiences, and programme monitoring. This guide highlights key resources on PBK to support VAW and VAC prevention initiatives.

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What is Practice-Based Knowledge: Prevention Collaborative Video

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The Why and How of Elevating Practice-Based Knowledge

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Elevating Practice-Based Knowledge to Improve Prevention Programming

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Becoming One: A Religious Couples Counselling Programme

Becoming One is a religious couples’ counselling programme designed to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV). It is delivered by Faith Leaders who teach communication skills, ...
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Storybook for Children on COVID-19

“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read ...
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UNDP Brief: GBV and COVID-19

This brief advocates UNDP Country Offices to: Integrate GBV in national and sub-national COVID-19 response plans Adapt and expand services such as shelters, safe spaces ...
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COVID-19 and Ending Violence against Women and Girls

This brief by UN Women: highlights emerging evidence of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. makes recommendations to diverse actors and organisations on how ...
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How can VAW programmes adapt during COVID-19

This Guidance Note offers ideas for how violence against women (VAW) prevention organisations can safely continue programme activities and mitigate COVID-19 specific risks for women.
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Covid 19 and VAW: How can we amplify self and collective care?

This Guidance Note focuses on how organisations can prepare to best support staff, our communities, and women at increased risk of violence during the COVID-19 ...
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Prevention Basics Brief 3: Roadmap of VAW Prevention Programmes

This Prevention Collaborative brief aims to inform practitioners about programming approaches which have been shown to be effective in preventing VAW in different regions globally. ...
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Prevention Basics Brief 2: Understanding the Causes of VAW

This Prevention Collaborative brief aims to provide practitioners with an understanding of the multiple causes of VAW and to support them to analyse these factors ...
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Prevention Basics

Prevention Basics Brief 1: What is Prevention?

This Prevention Collaborative brief aims to provide practitioners with an introduction to VAW prevention and to look at the differences between prevention and response programmes. ...
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Webinars

VAW Prevention: The Latest Evidence – Part 2

Lori Heise from the Prevention Collaborative presents latest evidence on VAW prevention.
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Programme Summaries

Becoming One: A Religious Couples Counselling Programme

Becoming One is a religious couples’ counselling programme designed to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV). It is delivered by Faith...

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Prevention Basics

Prevention Basics Brief 3: Roadmap of VAW Prevention Programmes

This Prevention Collaborative brief aims to inform practitioners about programming approaches which have been shown to be effective in preventing...

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Prevention Basics

Prevention Basics Brief 2: Understanding the Causes of VAW

This Prevention Collaborative brief aims to provide practitioners with an understanding of the multiple causes of VAW and to support...

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Prevention Basics

Prevention Basics Brief 1: What is Prevention?

This Prevention Collaborative brief aims to provide practitioners with an introduction to VAW prevention and to look at the differences...

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Webinars

VAW Prevention: The Latest Evidence – Part 2

Lori Heise from the Prevention Collaborative presents latest evidence on VAW prevention.

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Webinars

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...

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Programme Summaries

The Real Fathers Initiative in Northern Uganda

The Responsible, Engaged and Loving (REAL) Fathers programme supported young fathers (aged 16 to 25 years) in Northern Uganda 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...

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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...

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