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31 July 2018

A guide to evaluating interventions related to violence against women

This guide is a resource for community and health workers, clinicians, educators, activists, policy-makers, academics and others. It is designed to help evaluate interventions related to violence against women (VAW), so they can use the findings to improve services, secure funding and acknowledge the quality of work delivered by practitioners. The guide also provides information to assist non-professional evaluators with commissioning or assessing evaluation processes and outputs. It explains the importance of understanding the context of evaluation, and determining an organisation’s level of “evaluation-readiness.” Finally, it seeks to help evaluators with no VAW-specific experience to consider key issues and challenges in evaluating interventions that address issues of domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault ). It provides some ideas to help evaluators plan and design evaluations that are ethically robust, culturally sensitive and gender-responsive.