Evidence reviews: What Works to Prevent Violence

What is known about the root causes and risk factors for violence?

As a first step to answering this question, a research consortium – What Works to Prevent Violence – reviewed the existing evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and on interventions to prevent it.

The consortium is led by the Medical Research Council of South Africa in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Social Development Direct, on behalf of the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID).

The programme focuses on:

  • intimate partner violence (emotional, economic, physical, sexual)
  • non-partner sexual violence
  • child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)

It will make innovation grants to support 10–14 national organisations or international non-profit organisations working in DFID priority countries to fund promising approaches to preventing violence.

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