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Andrew Gibbs, a researcher at the Gender Equality and Health Programme at HEARD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and the PI on the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures evaluation funded by What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women, is presenting at the International Conference on Community Psychology (ICCP) in Durban running from 27th to 30th May. He will present a…
Andrew Gibbs from the gender equality and health unit at HEARD and Nwabisa Jama Shai from the gender and health unit of the South African Medical Research Council on strengthening government, civil society and academic relationships for evidenced-based policy and programming to prevent VAWG.  
Putting Violence Against Women at the Centre of the Agenda for Women’s Economic Empowerment Agenda At last it seems the world is recognising that economies built on a foundation of patriarchy are inefficient as well as unequal and unjust. As the 60th Commission on the Status of Women opens in New York this week, a series of promising global initiatives…
Business for Social Responsiblity (BSR) is a recipient of the What Works To Prevent Violence Programme grant in Bangladesh and is currently implementing the HERrespect project which focuses on promoting positive gender relations through workplace interventions.  In celebration of the International Women's Day held on the 8th of March 2016, BSR has published two articles highlighting their work on the i)…
On Tuesday 26 January 2016, The Gender & Development Network and What Works To Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls Programme are presenting the first set of emerging findings on preventing violence against women and girls at The London School of Hygeine & Tropical Medicine. Speakers include Professor Rachel Jewkes from SA MRC, who will provide an overview of the…
As this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign draws to a close, it’s a good time for us to pause and reflect on the progress we have made toward ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the 20 years since the Beijing Conference, a significant turning point for the global agenda for gender equality. Jennifer McCleary-Sills…
In a recent article in The Guardian newspaper, Gemma Ferguson from our Change Starts at Home Programme provides tips on how to get the best out of collaboration. During a recent presentation, I was given a raucous round of applause from the academics in the room for correctly describing our project’s study as a “pair-matched, repeated cross-sectional, two-armed, single-blinded, cluster…
Professor Rachel Jewkes writes: Living in South Africa I have become painfully aware of how VAWG deeply impacts on every family, most heinously in the murder of women by their partners. So it feels right, that on the eve on the 16 Days of Activism, we are announcing a series of new evaluations in South Africa that, with support from…
A year ago, The Lancet published a Series on violence against women and girls ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov 25. The day marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which this year, for the first time, has prevention as its theme. This focus is encouraging. One…
In this article we’d like to showcase DFID’s What Works to Prevent Violence: A Global Programme in which SDDirect is a core partner.  We are part of a consortium led by working with the South African Medical Research Council and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine that is supporting 10 innovation grants and seven research projects across Africa,…
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