DFID and GSDRC Reading List
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We wholeheartedly support the rise in research, journal articles and news stories related to violence against women. But it can be difficult to know what is credible or what has the best information or evidence.
Click here to access a reading list and guiding questions for violence against women and girls and development professionals.
Produced for DFID in partnership with GSDRC, a consortium of research bodies that advise major development agencies, the reading pack provides open access to some of the most important and reliable research articles of the past decade. You can use it to build your knowledge of violence against women and what’s working around the world to prevent and respond to it. The reading pack also provides a list of questions to guide thinking and ideas for professionals working in this area.
Systematic literature reviews of global evidence
Quantitative research on different types of violence
Ways to work with men and boys that do not overshadow women
How experiences of conflict influence the use of violence in relationships
Evidence on what is driving violence at a population level
Approaches to including conceptual understandings of globalisation into work on violence
A webinar (above) was also produced with Dr Lori Heise (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Dr Emma Fulu (The Equality Institute) on social norms and violence against women and girls. Watch it below.