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01 September 2015

Global Evidence Reviews: Paper 1: State of the field of research on violence against women and girls

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  • VAWG themes: VAWG & social norms
  • Author: Emma Fulu and Lori Heise
  • Date of publication: September 2015

This is the first in a series of four evidence review papers produced by What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls, a £25 million global programme funded by the UK Department for International Development which seeks to understand address the underlying causes of violence across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This paper outlines the current knowledge base regarding the issue of VAWG and identifies where the evidence base needs to be expanded in order to inform more sophisticated interventions and make a real impact on the prevalence of VAWG globally, in the hope that this information will be used to drive current policies and programme as well as future endeavours.

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