Comprehensive Review of Reviews

GWI has developed a comprehensive review of the evidence base on VAWG worldwide. The goal of the comprehensive review was to continue to broaden the understanding and evidence on VAWG.

The review areas include various types of VAWG, target populations, and services and interventions available to prevent and respond to VAWG.

GWI conducted research and analysis of technical documents, fact sheets, and reports to summarize and strengthen the knowledge base on VAWG, making this information more accessible in order to better inform policies, programs, and interventions that support women and girls.

This work is made possible through the generous support of the Australian Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). 


GWI partnered with the World Bank for a Systematic Review of Reviews. View the systematic review.

GWI contributed one of five papers in a special series of The Lancet focusing on Violence against Women and Girls launched on November 2014. View the Lancet article.


A Call to Action on Violence against Women and Girls was produced as a companion to the series and has been published in both English and Spanish.