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UN Women’s Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls was launched in 2010 to encourage and support evidence-based programming to more efficiently and effectively design, implement, monitor, and evaluate initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Under Component 2 of the What Works programme, the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) has developed guidance on…
Don’t miss the penultimate newsletter from What Works. After six years of rigorous implementation and evaluation, the global What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls programme is drawing to a close.The programme has produced a wealth of resources (peer reviewed publications, reports and briefs) which can be found online here. We will be publishing one more newsletter in March 2020 to…
Rose Wilcher, co-chair of the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Gender-Based Violence Task Force, recently spoke with Rachel Jewkes, Consortium Director of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Global Programme. What Works, a program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) from December 2013 through March 2020, worked in 13 countries across Africa and…
Our programme has been investing in primary prevention efforts across Africa and Asia for the last six years, efforts that seek to understand and address the underlying causes of violence, effective interventions to prevent it and evidence on the costs of VAWG. One in three women globally experience violence at the hands of a man and in some of the…
By Bukola Adebayo, CNN (CNN)A man convicted of the rape and murder of South African student at a post office has been handed three life sentences in a case that has come to symbolize the casual violence women in South Africa face.In August this year, Luyanda Botha, raped and murdered 19-year-old student Uyinene Mrwetyana when she went to pick up…
Elsabé Brits - Daily Maverick:  Results from a programme run in urban informal settlements in eThekwini look promising.First published by GroundUp Physical and sexual violence against women can be reduced, but it takes intensive work, research recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Adolescent Health has suggested. An intervention that shows promise was undertaken in urban informal settlements in…
What Works joins world leaders in sexual violence prevention to advance research on violence against women (VAW) in low and middle-income countries at the 6th SVRI Forum in Cape Town, South Africa Results from 13 countries in Africa and Asia on what works (and doesn’t) to prevent violence will be unveiled at a high-level event at the tenth Sexual Violence…
Rachel Jewkes, executive scientist for research strategy at the South African Medical Research Council, had been speaking to the Duchess about how gender-based violence needed to be tackled across all age groups at schools and mentioned new projects that encouraged building healthy relationships with the assistance of parents. Read the full story here...
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Last week we waded through water and our colleagues desperately tried to save their possessions as their homes flooded. We were in Kiribati, one of the lowest lying countries in the world, as part of a research project we are conducting on violence against women. When you see the ocean at your doorstep, and watch people hurriedly sandbagging the shoreline…
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