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Little is known about the factors that drive the geographical distribution of partner violence or how macro-level factors might combine with individual-level factors to affect individual women's risk of intimate partner violence. We aimed to assess the role that women's status and other gender-related factors might have in defining levels of partner violence among settings.We compiled data for the 12…
Technical leads from the Global Programme consortium partners met with researchers and managers from the What Works grantees, to set into motion the process of learning and working together. The Induction Meeting, held in Istanbul in January provided grantees with an introduction to best practices toward designing and implementing prevention research and projects, from globally recognised leaders in the field.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The schoolboy watched as a man tried to remove the nappy of a little girl he was dragging along a Nairobi riverbank, suspecting that he was going to rape her. Having been trained to defend girls against sexual assault, the boy called other young men to help him confront the man and rescue the child.…
Governments that cut back on supports such as rape crisis counselling during times of economic crisis are “shooting themselves in the foot”, a global expert on women’s studies has said. Violence against women and girls has a social and economic impact, according to NUI Galway global women’s studies centre director Dr Nata Duvvury, who is leading a new international research…
Baroness Lindsay Northover, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development writes: I was delighted to launch DFID’s flagship global programme of £25 million for ground-breaking research to identify what really works in preventing violence. Speaking at the South African Medical Research Council, who will undertake the research, it was clear that this information will fill vital gaps in the…
In recent years, attention has turned to engaging men and boys rather than talking to women about how to avoid violence. Now The UN’s high-profile He For She campaign is just one example of the projects emerging that call on all men – not just those who are violent – to be part of the solution. They are asked to…
In Afghanistan, physical and emotional abuse of Afghan women and girls has existed for centuries and is ingrained in the country’s culture of impunity. However, it wasn’t until the oppressive Taliban regime, when the world became aware of the plight of women and girls in the country. In 2002, after the overthrow of the Taliban and establishment of the new…
Britain will fund 18 ground breaking research programmes to help prevent violence against women and girls as part of the Department for International Development’s What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme. The projects, selected in conjunction with the Medical Research Council South Africa, will implement and test cutting-edge interventions that aim to fundamentally advance approaches to stopping…
What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls, a global research and innovation programme to help prevent violence against women and girls was launched in South Africa today by UK International Development Minister, Baroness Northover. The What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls programme will build knowledge on which interventions work to strengthen women and girls ability…
The then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon. Lynne Featherstone, launched What Works to a packed room at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 11. Speakers had to be set up outside the main auditorium, to accommodate the level of interest from policymakers who were willing to stand in order…
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