• What Works backs Generation Equality and the UN’s theme for 2019 to stand against rape reinforcing the message that violence is preventable.

  • What works to prevent violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian crisis

    Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an important human rights concern and a pervasive issue affecting women and girls during times of conflict and
  • Cash Transfers in Raqqa Governorate, Syria

    Changes Over Time in Women’s Experiences of Violence & Wellbeing
  • UK aid project helps cut violence against women by more than half in Democratic Republic of Congo

    A project working to challenge the social acceptance of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the DRC saw women’s experience of domestic violence...
  • Reducing violence in informal settlements in South Africa

    Watch our latest video showcasing the latest evidence from Stepping Stones and Creating Futures, which has seen a reduction in…
  • “Now I feel safe”:
    UK funded project reduces domestic violence by 50 per cent in rural Ghana

    “Don’t speak to me like that,” a man shouts at his wife, throwing a barrage of accusations...
  • Ending violence in Pakistan starts in the playground

    Pakistan is rated 148 of 149 countries for gender equality — can play change that?
  • Study shows targeted interventions can reduce gender violence

  • Peace lessons transform war-torn schools and communities in Afghanistan

    Violence between pupils fell by half and more girls attended school thanks to a new curriculum
  • December newsletter out now

    Don’t miss the penultimate newsletter from What Works. After six years of rigorous implementation and evaluation, the global What Works to Prevent Violence against Women

  • “Prevention of Violence Is Possible”: A Conversation With Rachel Jewkes About What We Have Learned From a Five-Year Research Program Addressing Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

    Rose Wilcher, co-chair of the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Gender-Based Violence Task Force, recently spoke with Rachel Jewkes, Consortium Director of the What Works to

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  • Component 2 collaboration with UN Women’s Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls

    UN Women’s Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls was launched in 2010 to encourage and support evidence-based programming to more efficiently and effectively design, implement, monitor, and evaluate initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Under Component 2 of the What Works programme, the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) has developed guidance on Researching, Monitoring and Evaluation as part of the site’s Conflict/Post-Conflict module. Available in English, French, and Spanish, this chapter covers best practices on how to research VAWG in conflict and humanitarian settings based on lessons learned during What Works and from other work that GWI has coordinated in the development and adaptation of methodological approaches to collect data in this field.

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  • Research to Action Toolkit: VAWG in Conflict and Humanitarian Settings

    In order to bridge the gap between research and action, the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) has developed this new toolkit to support non-academic stakeholders to understand and interpret the data gathered through population-based research on VAWG and to create a process for moving from evidence to implementing action. The Research to Action tool provides a step-by-step process for practitioners and policymakers to better understand and utilise data generated by VAWG research activities.  Download Read More...
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