Research Reports

 

Report Cover: Intersections of violence against women and girls with state-building and peace-building (full report) woman carrying a bag on her head with the sky as a backdrop behind her

 

Intersections of violence against women and girls with state-building and peace-building: Lessons from Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Sudan (Full Report)

As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this study draw on three case countries – Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Sudan – to address gaps in evidence and understanding on violence against women and girls during post-conflict transition. In doing so, the study aims to increase recognition of the potential for state-building and peace-building processes to more effectively institutionalize approaches to violence against women and girls, and the role that addressing such violence can play in advancing sustainable peace. 

 


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No Safe Place: A lifetime of violence for conflict-affected women and girls (Full Report)

As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this project is the first of its kind to capture population-based prevalence data on violence against women and girls in a conflict setting. The findings from this groundbreaking study will be used to inform international policy and priorities. Read the policy brief.



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No Safe Place: A lifetime of violence for conflict-affected women and girls (Summary Report)

As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this project is the first of its kind to capture population-based prevalence data on violence against women and girls in a conflict setting. The findings from this groundbreaking study will be used to inform international policy and priorities. Read the policy brief.

 






 


 




 

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Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls:  What does the evidence say?

GWI carried out a groundbreaking and comprehensive review of evidence-based interventions to prevent VAWG that are now being implemented around the world. GWI’s research identified several promising programs that measurably reduce violence.

The Lancet, a premier international medical journal, published the findings in a special issue on violence against women and girls. Effective prevention models were found to have common elements: most engaged both women and men, addressed underlying gender inequalities, involved community mobilization, and transformed social norms.  

The editors of The Lancet also produced a call to action in the issue, providing government leaders with specific policy recommendations for violence prevention.  

 

 

 


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Building an evidence base: Global review of evidence about how to end violence against women (Review of reviews)

In partnership with the World Bank,  GWI carried out a comprehensive global review of the evidence base on effective interventions to prevent VAWG. The goal of the review was to broaden understanding on what works to reduce different forms of VAWG,  including intimate-partner violence,  child sexual abuse,  child and forced marriage and rape.

GWI conducted a systematic review of reviews that included 58 systematic and comprehensive reviews and over 300 individual impact evaluations.  It was published as part of the World Bank’s Voice and Agency Research Series, 2014.



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Violence Against Adolescent Girls: Falling through the cracks?

This paper explores how and why current conceptual frameworks and evidence fail to address the specific conditions of adolescent girls and their vulnerability to violence as well as examine opportunities for strengthening policies and programs for responding to and preventing violence against adolescent girls.