VAW Resources

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!

The relationship between parent mental health and intimate partner violence on adolescent behavior,stigma and school attendance in families in rural Democratic Republic of Congo

Prolonged conflict and economic instability challenge the existing support networks in families and society places significant stress on both adults and adolescents. Exploring individual, family and social factors that increase the likelihood of or protect adolescents from negative outcomes are important to the development of evidence-based prevention and response programing in global settings.

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Authors: Nancy Glass, Anjalee Kohli, Pamela J. Surkan, Mitma Mpanano Remy and Nancy Perrin

Source: Global Mental Health

Year of Publication: 2018

How to find love or at least a good partner for evidence-based communications

This document is intended to provide some general guidance for NGOs seeking to engage in research partnerships to make their communications for social change more effective and evidence based. In developing this guide, we reached out to several research and communications experts to ask for their advice.

The resource includes some guidance to consider if you’re thinking about engaging external partners to support you in this process. This is not meant to be an exhaustive guide; rather it’s a starting point to help you think through the steps you might take.

As they say, you must first love yourself before you can love someone else. Or in this case, you must first appreciate what an evidence-based approach can bring to your communications for social change.

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Authors: Gitta Zomorodi and Katie Skartvedt

Year of Publication: 2018



Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject Violence

The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence (the “Programme”), a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC, aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender based violence.

This resource provides guidelines for essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”).

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Source: UN Women, WHO, UNDP and UNODC

Date of publication: 2018


Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children – The Points of Intersection

The international community has recognized violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) as global public health and human rights problems.

Some researchers and practitioners have called for more efforts to bridge this divide based in part on evidence that research and services focused on one form of violence in isolation from the other may overlook important risks, vulnerabilities, and consequences of multiple forms of violence within families and across the lifespan.

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Source: Pan American Health Organisation and World Health organisation

Year of publication: 2017