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What works to prevent partner violence: an evidence overview Lori L. Heise

By: Heise, Lori L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [London]: Strive, 2011Description: electronic document (126 p.); PDF file; 3.73 MB.ISBN: 978 0 902657 85 2.Subject(s): PREVENTION | RECOMMENDED READING | CHILD EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | ECOLOGICAL MODEL | EVALUATION | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | JUSTICE | PRIMARY PREVENTION | PROGRAMMES | VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENOnline resources: Click here to access online | OECD version Summary: The author "reviews the empirical evidence of what works in low- and middle-income countries to prevent violence against women by their husbands and other male partners. The review focuses on prevention programmes rather than responses or services, and on research-based evaluations rather than insights from practice. Individual chapters cover: •changing gender norms •childhood exposure to violence •excessive alcohol use •women’s economic empowerment •law and justice system reform Heise summarises the evidence that links each factor with the risk of partner violence as well as the effectiveness of prevention programmes. The report was commissioned by the Policy Division of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to inform programming on violence against women, and published by STRIVE in December 2011. " (from the website)
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The author "reviews the empirical evidence of what works in low- and middle-income countries to prevent violence against women by their husbands and other male partners.

The review focuses on prevention programmes rather than responses or services, and on research-based evaluations rather than insights from practice. Individual chapters cover:

•changing gender norms
•childhood exposure to violence
•excessive alcohol use
•women’s economic empowerment
•law and justice system reform
Heise summarises the evidence that links each factor with the risk of partner violence as well as the effectiveness of prevention programmes.

The report was commissioned by the Policy Division of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to inform programming on violence against women, and published by STRIVE in December 2011. " (from the website)