Prevention Essentials Refresher: the latest on what, why, & how (self-paced)

Get a refresher on the latest thinking on core concepts in violence against women prevention and how to use them.

Learning Objectives


By the end of the course, participants 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.



The course has six sessions:

  1. Introduction
  2. Violence against women
  3. Prevention
  4. Causes
  5. Prevention strategies
  6. Conclusion

This course was developed by the Prevention Collaborative. The Prevention Collaborative strengthens the capacity of key actors to design, deliver, and advocate for cutting-edge prevention programmes, informed by research-based evidence, practice-based learning, and feminist principles.