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VAW and VAC Intersections

Our guide to key resources to support your work

Violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (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.

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EVIDENCE BRIEF

VAW-VAC: The Points of Intersection

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POSITION PAPER

Preventing childhood violence in the home

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Will You Be My Mother? (VAC Advocacy Video)

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VAW and VAC Prevention Programmes

Key programmes that focus on the intersection of VAW and VAC

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Other Resources on VAW and VAC Intersections

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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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 build the knowledge and skills ...
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Study Summaries

An evaluation of the Real Fathers Initiative in Uganda

This study (an RCT) evaluated the scale up of the Responsible, Engaged and Loving (REAL) Fathers Initiative in Acholi and Karamoja Sub Regions in Northern ...
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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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Evidence Syntheses

Guidance for DFID Country Offices on Preventing and Responding to VAW and VAC

This is a brief guidance note prepared by DFID of the UK Government to inform their country offices on the intersections between violence against women ...
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Will You Be My Mother? (VAC Advocacy Video)

Will You Be My Mother? is part one of ‘Will You Ever Forgive Me?’ a feature length film that documents four poignant stories told from ...
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Harmful Connections: Examining the Relationship between Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children in the South Pacific

This is a review of literature about the connection between violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) in the South Pacific Island countries. It consolidates existing ...
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Bridging the Gaps: A Global Review of Intersections of Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children

This article presents a review of evidence on intersections between violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC)—including sexual violence by non-partners. It especially ...
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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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Study Summaries

An evaluation of the Real Fathers Initiative in Uganda

This study (an RCT) evaluated the scale up of the Responsible, Engaged and Loving (REAL) Fathers Initiative in Acholi 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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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,...

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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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Parenting and Caregiver Support Programmes to Prevent and Respond to Violence in the Home

Parenting programmes are interventions or services aimed at improving interactions between parents and their children, as well as knowledge, beliefs,...

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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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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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Community

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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