Prevention of violence against women and girls: what does the evidence say?

The first in the Lancet Special series on violence against women and girls, this paper reviews evidence for interventions to reduce the prevalence and incidence of violence against women and girls. The reviewed studies cover a broad range of intervention models, and many forms of violence – intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual assault, female genital mutilation, and child marriage. Evidence is highly skewed towards that from studies from high-income countries, with these evaluations mainly focusing on responses to violence.


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