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To study risk and reduce Vailence Against Women and Girls, a three year project called One Community One Family is being implemented in Baglung District amongst communities with high out-migration.  The project is being implemented jointly by VSO Nepal and Bhimpokhara Youth Club.  The project has been featured twice in the Himalayan Times Newspaper.  Download the two articles here.   …
Shocking new findings show that even in conflict-affected countries infamous for the high rates of sexual violence perpetrated by fighting forces and where soldiers and rebel fighters are a daily danger to women, their husbands and boyfriends are the bigger threat. A baseline household survey done in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) showed that women reported…
From 2-6 July 2017 two meetings were held by the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls Global Programme at Kieveits Kroon Country Estate, Pretoria. The first (3-4 July), a Capacity Development Workshop, sought to build core skills on research uptake, help build relationships and knowledge-sharing between grantees and the What Works consortium members, and support south-to-south learning.…
A recent IndiaSpend article revealed that in the ten years since the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) was passed in 2005, over 1,000,000 cases have been filed pertaining to “cruelty by husband” and dowry. Although disaggregated data in terms of types of violence is not reported, it is revealed that almost 30% of married women between the ages of 15 and…
Mike Baiocchi and his team have designed a closed-cohort study that will track the behavior of about 5,000 girls and 1,000 boys enrolled in the No Means No Worldwide project, which is training 300,000 girls and boys in Kenya and Malawi to prevent rape and teen pregnancy. This innovative approach to applying math to a real-world problem won him this…
Equal Access’ Change Starts at Home featured in The Himalayan Times Change Starts at Home, a project run by Equal Access which uses media and community mobilization to prevent IPV against women and girls in Chitwan, Nawalparasi and Kapilvastu, Nepal, was featured in The Himalayan Times, Nepal’s No. 1 English daily newspaper this month. The article has highlighted the study…
The HERrespect Project which aims to promote positive gender relations through Workplace Interventions in Bangladesh has been cited in the March 2017 Edition of the Infrastructure and Cities Briefing Paper (ICEF). The ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh employs up to four million people and has high female participation. Building on BSR’s ten years of experience creating workplace-based women’s empowerment programs, HERrespect is developing…
The Change Starts at Home project was featured in the Emory Grow! Newsletter during the month of June.  The Change Starts at Home Project has completed a series of 3 mini videos with the What Works PI Dr Cari Clark highlighting on the projects approach and strategies. The videos are accessible by clicking on the links in the newsletter.  
An article by Greg Nicolson in South Africa’s Daily Maverick, which includes an interview with Dr Andrew Gibbs from the Medical Research Council, who also works with the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Global Programme, notes that there are practical interventions that could help address the long-standing crisis women in South Africa regularly face with regards danger…
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