How Do We Prevent Violence Against Women?
International evidence shows us that countries with higher levels of gender equality have lower rates of violence against women.
To prevent violence against women, we must undertake key, mutually reinforcing actions that address the drivers of violence, across priority settings, using proven and promising techniques and tailored to the context and needs of different groups, so that we can reach everyone.
The five essential and five supporting actions together address the factors that drive or reinforce violence against women and thus lower the probability of it occurring:
No one organisation can undertake all the actions, but everyone can contribute – in appropriate and and context-specific ways, separately or in partnership. This way the actions reach everyone and are mutually-reinforcing across different settings, to “make change stick”.