The implementation guide supports policymakers and practitioners to develop evidence based, ethical VAW programmes and interventions to prevent violence against women (VAW). It distills programming knowledge and guidance based on a rigorous assessment of existing global evidence, expert recommendations and practitioner consensus.
The guide provides guidance and tips on how to develop a national or sub-national prevention strategy, how to strengthen the enabling environment and how to implement the seven RESPECT strategies. The implementation guide materials also link to existing repositories of resources on preventing VAW available in English that have been curated for relevance and quality.
The guide focuses on violence against women including programming with adolescent girls and on the intersection between VAW and child abuse and maltreatment. The types of violence covered include intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence (NPSV).