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VAW and VAC Intersections

Our guide to key resources to support your work

VAW and VAC frequently co-occur in the family and home setting, and share multiple risk factors. They are underpinned by common social norms that tolerate violence and allow male control over women and children. This guide highlights key resources on VAW and VAC intersections to support prevention programming.

VAW and VAC Prevention Programmes

Key programmes that focus on the intersection of VAW and VAC

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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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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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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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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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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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Tools and Guidance

Gender-Based Violence Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation with Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations

Research, monitoring and evaluation of gender-based violence (GBV) programmes among refugee and conflict-affected populations often raise questions regarding quality and ethics. This manual and toolkit ...
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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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Webinars

Parenting Programmes to Prevent Family Violence: Challenges and Opportunities

This webinar includes presentations from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Philippines, sharing experiences designing, managing and evaluating parenting...

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Prevention Stories

Engaging Influential Students to Tackle Peer Violence in Indonesia

Background In Indonesia, more than 1 in 5 students, aged 13 to 15 (18 million children), have experienced violence by...

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Working Papers and Reports

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...

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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...

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Prevention Stories

Adaptative Programming: Engaging Absentee Fathers in a Parenting Programme

The popularity of parenting programmes as a strategy to prevent violence against women and children has soared over the last...

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