This brief outlines our current knowledge base regarding VAWG and identifies where our understanding needs to be expanded in order to deliver the most sophisticated interventions and impact on the prevalence of VAWG globally. This brief is designed to provide an overview of what we know about intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence and child abuse, based on the literature. It can be used by programmers, policymakers and researchers to inform theories of change for violence prevention interventions. This is not a systematic review, but is designed to inform the research agenda for the What Works programme.
Heise, L. What do we know about VAWG and what more do we need to know to prevent it? A Summary of the Evidence. Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa (2014) 3 pp.