What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls

The What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme 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. It 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.

What Works consists of three complementary components:

The Global Programme

The Global Programme is focused broadly on what works to prevent violence against women and girls. It will conduct research, evaluations of existing interventions, and support innovation in programming through a dedicated grants scheme.

Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises
This component is focused on developing research and evidence to fill gaps in knowledge about what interventions work to prevent violence in fragile and conflict areas.

Economic and Social Costs of Violence Against Women and Girls
This third component is focused on the estimation of social and economic costs of violence against women and girls, developing the economic case for investing in prevention.

Visit the What Works website at: http://www.whatworks.co.za/