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A UK aid-funded project reduced violence against women by more than half. UK aid — the budget wielded by the British Department for International Development (DfID) to end extreme poverty — is a gargantuan force for good in an extremely challenging world. Published by Global Citizen, read the full article here
About 1 in 3 or 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime, according to global estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO). Read the full article at Devdiscourse here
A selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG). Download the digest from gov.uk here
A new report has brought to light the enormous economic and social costs of violence against women and girls in South Sudan.The report suggests that more than eight million days of productivity have been lost as a result of violence in the past year. Listent to the podcast on Audioboom here
A study by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, has revealed that Ghana in 2016 lost $18.9 million (GHC73.5 million) as economic costs of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Published by GhanaWeb, read the full article here
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A UK-funded project has reduced domestic violence by nearly 60 per cent in a conflict-riven region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The programme, which was trialed in 15 remote villages in the Ituri region of DRC, trained faith leaders to challenge socially accepted norms in their sermons and discussion groups.  Published by The Telegraph, read the full article here
UK aid-backed research programme ‘What Works to Prevent Violence’ studies effective ways to reduce rates of violence against women and girls around the world. A pilot in the Democratic Republic of Congo dramatically cut violence against women by 58%. The project trained faith leaders and community volunteers in 15 remote and conflict-affected communities to speak out and make violence socially…
Watch our latest video showcasing the latest evidence from Stepping Stones and Creating Futures, which has seen a reduction in violence in informal settlements in South Africa. Violence against women and girls is preventable.
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
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