Evidence Reviews: What Works to Prevent Violence
What Works to Prevent Violence
The Equality Institute was engaged by the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme. This is a flagship programme from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), which is investing an unprecedented £25 million over five years to the prevention of violence against women and girls.
What Works supports primary prevention efforts across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, that seek to understand and address the underlying causes of violence, to stop it from occurring. DFID’s What Works programme has produced a series of global evidence reviews to highlight what we need to be doing more of and where the gaps are.
Dr Emma Fulu and Sarah McCook from The Equality Institute worked with Kathryn Falb on the What Works Evidence Review: Intersections of violence against women and violence against children. This review looks at the prevalence of violence against women and violence against children and how these forms of violence intersect in the form of shared risk factors, common social norms, co-occurrence, and the intergenerational cycle of abuse. It also presents promising approaches to address the intersections of violence against women and violence against children and provides recommendations for policy to address and prevent this violence.
Along with producing the review, The Equality Institute edited and designed all four evidence reviews, the other three of which include: