A Different World is Possible: Ending Violence Against Women, 2011

A call for long-term and targeted action to prevent violence against women and girls

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The End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) is calling for a coordinated, targeted and long term approach to preventing VAWG (violence against women and girls). In particular, we are calling for schools and other educational institutions to play their part in creating a safer world for women and girls.

By Somali Cerise, Prevention Programme Manager

This report sets out why we need a targeted and long term approach to preventing VAWG drawing on the most cutting-edge evidence-base on the causal factors underlying violence and abuse. We make policy recommendations under ten areas of action for Westminster government departments, statutory bodies, schools and other educational institutions and local authorities, providing a preliminary blueprint for decision-makers and an advocacy tool for the third sector. The report has been developed with expert practitioners, researchers and policy analysts on the EVAW Prevention Network, England. The report is complemented with ‘A Different World is Possible: Promising practices to prevent violence against women and girls’, a piece of research that explores examples of interventions to prevent violence through education, community mobilisation and capacity building, media and public awareness.


The intended audience for the report is Members of Parliament, civil servants, local authorities, schools, policy-makers, violence against women and girls organisations and other organisations who are interested in ending VAWG.

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