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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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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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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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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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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 implementing programmes form an important ...
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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 is in part due to ...
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Research Basics

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

Programa P Bolivia Un Manual Para La Paternidad Activa (Spanish)

The programme manual of the Program P Bolivia intervention which was designed to promote men’s engagement in reproductive and maternal health, caregiving, and healthier couple relations ...
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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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Study Summaries

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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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Working Papers and Reports

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...

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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...

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