Being a diverse and forward-thinking movement also means consistently seeking to understand and experiment with new ideas. The GBV Prevention Network, therefore, offers access to a wealth of compelling resources from both members and non-members. Here, you can keep up-to-date with thousands of the latest ideas and efforts being made to prevent VAW around the region. You can also share your own vision and practices, so others can learn from your experiences. We hope these materials will continue to expand our Network’s culture of learning!

Theme Violence against Women and Girls

Stronger together:Engaging both women and men in SASA! to prevent violence against women

Learning from Practice Series Research Perspectives:

SASA! is a community mobilization approach for preventing violence against women and HIV. It is designed for catalyzing community-led change of norms and behaviors that perpetuate gender inequality, violence and increased HIV vulnerability for women.

This Learning Paper addresses the research question: What is the value of SASA!’s approach of working with both women and men to prevent violence against women?

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Source: Raising Voices

Year of Publication: 2015


Global Strategies to Reduce Violence by 50% in 30 Years: Findings from the WHO and University of Cambridge Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014

This report combines the accumulated expertise from the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 in a synthesis of findings and recommendations to enhance the impact of policy-making. In May 2014, the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “Strengthening the role of the health system in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children”. To further the political momentum towards reducing violence by 50% in the next 30 years, we need a better understanding of the evidence base and its policy relevance. The report is promoting this end.

Author: University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology, Violence Research Centre

Year of Publication: 2015

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Lancet 2014 – From work with men and boys to change of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations

Violence perpetrated by and against men and boys is a major public health problem. Although individual men’s use of violence differs, engagement of all men and boys in action to prevent violence against women and girls is essential.

Read the paper here: The Lancet: Violence against women and girls

Year of Publication: 2014

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A review of the latest research and evidence of what works in prevention of violence against women and girls programming

The second edition (Summer 2014) of the DFID VAWG Helpdesk Evidence Digest, a quarterly newsletter reviewing the latest research and evidence of what works in prevention of violence against women and girls programming.  It includes information on the latest research, policy and news, and DFID programme updates on this high profile issue. It includes a selection of publications launched at the Global Summit in June hosted by Foreign Secretary, William Hague and Special Representative for UNHCR, Angelina Jolie.


Date Published: July 29, 2014

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