Violence against women: a briefing document on international issues and responses
This briefing document is intended as an introduction to violence against women; an issue of increasing international concern. It summarizes the international context; the scale of violence against women internationally; the impact of violence on women's lives; the connections to development; and five stages of response. Women for Women International is part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme?28 The Global Programme, led by the South African Medical Research Council, is supporting the evaluation of 16 programmes across the world, all aimed at reducing violence against women and girls. The Programme has recently completed baseline data of an impact evaluation of our work in Afghanistan in preventing IPV. This study is a randomised control trial with approximately half of the participants being enrolled into Women for Women International’s core programme (‘the intervention arm’) and the other half forming ‘the control arm’ (i.e. not being enrolled into the programme). Only married women were selected to be in the main evaluation as it is incredibly rare for unmarried women to be in intimate partner relationships in Afghanistan. The main evaluation question for this study is whether the intervention can reduce women’s experiences of IPV. The baseline data was gathered from both control and intervention participants at the start of the study and prior to any training (for those in the intervention arm) and findings therefore do not relate to the effects of our programme. The final evaluation will be published in early 2019 and more information on the study can be found in the methods paper.
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