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Course introduction


Hello and welcome to the Prevention Essentials Refresher—the latest on what, why, & how (self-paced). This short course is the first in a suite of online learning opportunities designed to strengthen the capacity of practitioners and implementing organisations to design and deliver quality programmes to prevent violence against women and their children (VAW/C).

This course will provide you with a refresher on violence against women (VAW) prevention essentials that will prepare you for more advanced courses.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common types, consequences, and patterns of VAW, with a focus on intimate partner violence (IPV).
  • Distinguish between VAW prevention and response interventions.
  • Describe how to apply VAW prevention principles.
  • Explain the links between gender inequality and VAW.
  • Identify risk factors, protective factors, and situational triggers of IPV using the socio-ecological model.
  • Identify how prevention strategies can address specific risk factors, protective factors, and/or situational triggers at different levels.

How to take this course

You can take this course at any time and at your own pace, for example, in one sitting or over a few days. We recommend that you allow 3-4 hours to complete this course, including watching presentations, stories, and voices from the field and completing knowledge checks and reflection questions.

To get the most out of your learning experience and to receive a certificate, you must:

  • Complete all sessions and topics — remember to mark each topic as Complete to proceed
  • Receive 20 points or higher in the knowledge checks and reflection questions

Discussion board

As you navigate through the course, you will have an opportunity to interact with the facilitators and other participants taking this course via the discussion board. Here you can ask questions, reflect, discuss, and share resources with each other.

Start by saying hello to your course peers, and share a little bit about yourself here!

Select the first topic to begin this session.

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