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Prevention is the key to stopping violence before it starts. This short video explains the basic elements of prevention work, why  it is important and what we know works to stop violence from occurring. By addressing the underlying causes of  violence, and working with people to build societies that value and treat women as equals, we can prevent violence before it starts. 

This International Day to End Violence Against Women, the What Works global programme has created a short viral film to celebrate the people around the world working in the field, asking people to join in a global conversation on what works to prevent violence from happening. The two-minute short is made with researchers from around the world, who were each asked what their perfect world looks like. Join the conversation and discuss with us how we can all contribute towards making this perfect world a reality.

This video was produced by the Change Starts at Home project, to commemorate the International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls, and the 2015 #16Days of Activism. Change Starts at Home is a project working in Nepal to prevent violence against women and girls.

It uses media (radio and SMS) and community mobilization to prevent IPV against women and girls in Nepal. Centred around an innovative radio programme and weekly listener group meetings, the intervention will target married couples, family members and community leaders across Nepal, addressing social norms, attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate women and girls low status.

Read more about the project: here. Or follow the project on Twitter.