Working at the Intersection of Violence Against Women and Children

Working at the intersection of violence against women and children

Who is the course for?

Programme managers and technical leads who have some experience in implementing VAC or VAW programmes separately and would like to learn about the integration of the two approaches. 

To make the most of Working at the Intersection of VAW and VAC, we strongly encourage learners to take the Prevention Essentials Refresher: the latest on what, why, & how (self-paced) before starting this course.

Learning Objectives

This course will enable participants to build a solid understanding of the importance of working at the intersections of Violence against Women (VAW) and Violence against Children (VAC) and explore some examples of programmes that aim to address both VAW and VAC.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the various ways through which VAW and VAC intersect  
    • Discuss the risk factors and social norms that drive violence against women and children 
    • List the common consequences for VAW and VAC 
    • Outline the various approaches and interventions that have been found effective in reducing both violence against women and violence against children

Course Duration

3 hours



This course has 4 sessions: 

  1. Course introduction
  2. Why integrate approaches to address VAW and VAC 
  3. Approaches to address the intersections of VAW and VAC
  4. Course 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.