What Works to Prevent Violence

GWI is technical research lead on one of three components of the DFID What Works to Prevent Violence Programme. This component is “What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises”. GWI is working within a consortium led by International Rescue Committee (IRC) that also includes CARE International UK

The other two components of the What Works Programme are the Global Programme to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls, and Economic and Social Costs of Violence against Women and Girls. You can read the What Works Newsletter here.  

The component on conflict and humanitarian settings contains 5 studies for which GWI provides technical advice, including: a mix-methods study on the prevalence and characteristics of VAWG in South Sudan which GWI is leading, a case management intervention study in Kenya, a gender-based violence (GBV) emergency response study in the Philippines, an emergency cash transfer study, and a state building and peace building study in South Sudan, DRC, Yemen, and Nepal which GWI is also leading.

GWI is also developing a database on guidelines, tools, policies, resources, academic and grey literature on violence against women and girls (VAWG) in conflict and humanitarian settings. This database will help address the gap in research, guidelines and policies relating to the prevention and response of VAWG in periods of crisis, natural disaster, or war, thereby improving informational access to valuable resources and improving humanitarian response internationally. The database will ultimately be launched as an open-access website that can be used by service providers, researchers, policy makers, legislators, donors and activists around the world.

Director Mary Ellsberg is a member of the Global Advisory Group, and GWI leads the Research Advisory Group for the What Works project.