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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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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 and bodily integrity rooted in ...
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Versions of Violence: Intimate Partner Violence in Gay Male Relationships in South Africa

Gay male relationships are often imagined to be violence-free based on the assumption that a man can not be the victim of intimate partner abuse ...
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Study Summaries

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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Programme Summaries

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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Webinars

The Why and How of Elevating Practitioner Knowledge for Violence Prevention

Practice-Based Knowledge can compliment and unpack evidence from scientific research to better answer questions such as who programmes work for, how and why. Applying and ...
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“Why did you not call the police?” Intimate Partner Violence in Same Sex Relationships in South Africa

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa is heralded as one of the most progressive legal documents in the world. It recognises and protects ...
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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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Caring for the Carers: Support Systems for GBV Fieldworkers

The importance of “self-care” has been recognised for many years in social work and women’s rights organisations in the Global North. It has also recently ...
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Upcoming Webinar: The Why and How of Elevating Practitioner Knowledge for Effective Violence Prevention

Practice-Based Knowledge can compliment and unpack evidence from scientific research to better answer questions such as who programmes work for, how and why. Applying and ...
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Viewpoint

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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Viewpoint

Versions of Violence: Intimate Partner Violence in Gay Male Relationships in South Africa

Gay male relationships are often imagined to be violence-free based on the assumption that a man can not be the...

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Programme Summaries

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a gender-transformative, group and community-based initiative designed to respond to multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges. It...

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Webinars

The Why and How of Elevating Practitioner Knowledge for Violence Prevention

Practice-Based Knowledge can compliment and unpack evidence from scientific research to better answer questions such as who programmes work for,...

Resource by

Viewpoint

“Why did you not call the police?” Intimate Partner Violence in Same Sex Relationships in South Africa

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa is heralded as one of the most progressive legal documents in the...

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Viewpoint

Caring for the Carers: Support Systems for GBV Fieldworkers

The importance of “self-care” has been recognised for many years in social work and women’s rights organisations in the Global...

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Multimedia

What is Practice-Based Knowledge? Video

This video by the Prevention Collaborative sets out why we believe that practitioner learning and everyday experiences in designing and...

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Practice Briefs

Learning from Practice: Approaches to Capture and Apply Practice-Based Knowledge

Practice-based knowledge (PBK) is currently under-used and under-valued in violence prevention programming and in building the global evidence base. This...

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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,...

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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...

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