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What Works is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day and is marking the moment with a positive message that violence IS preventable. Whats projects have reduced violence against women by over 50%. Find out what works at www.whatworks.co.za
The global North can learn from the use of "lay counsellors" in poorer countries Every year, the US spends twice as much money on Halloween costumes for its pets than developing countries receive in aid for mental health care. Demand for mental health services outstrips supply in almost every country across the world, but in developing countries — particularly those…
Pakistan is rated 148 of 149 countries for gender equality — can play change that? Right to Play uses structured play-based activities to teach life skills to adolescents and reduce violence in schools. A recent evaluation demonstrated significant reductions in peer violence and depression scores among participants. Advocates hope it could reduce violence in Pakistani society at large by making…
“Don’t speak to me like that,” a man shouts at his wife, throwing a barrage of accusations before he slaps her across the face and punches her in the stomach. “Have some respect!”  Laughter erupts among the two hundred or so onlookers, for this exaggerated exchange is not real. Village leaders in Asibrim, a rural community in Ghana’s central region, are…
Five years into this global research and implementation collaboration, the UKAID funded What Works programme invites you to a learning event on what works to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) across Africa and Asia and in humanitarian contexts. An interactive panel discussion followed by Q&A will deliberate the implications of new evidence for VAWG prevention research, policy and…
Five years into this global research and implementation collaboration, the What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls Global Programme is pleased to invite you to the launch of ground-breaking findings from interventions in schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan that have reduced violence by up to 50%. Join us for this high level panel discussion on how these important…
Five years into this global research and implementation collaboration, the UKAID funded What Works programme invites you to a learning event on what works to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) across Africa and Asia.
For 22 years, Rano Mahmurodova was violently abused by her husband. A groundbreaking new project changed everything. The change in behaviour of Rano Mahmurodova’s husband was nothing short of a “miracle”. Read the full article here...
Physical and sexual violence against women is commonplace in Tajikistan, but a project designed to address the issue has produced remarkable results. Read the full article here...
A pioneer research in Pakistan has showed a very clear pattern of behavioural change when early intervention is made on young minds. A dissemination meeting with stakeholders of the project tilted ‘What works to prevent violence among and against children’ was held in Hyderabad on August 8, in which three years of research was presented involving 8,000 students of grades…
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