Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice

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    The Handbook presents the ‘how’ of primary prevention and provides detailed step-by-step guidance, tips, case studies, tools and resources to support you in undertaking your prevention work.

    It was developed to complement Change the story.

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    Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice

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    The Handbook has been written for prevention practitioners who are engaged in activities that aim to prevent violence against women. Practitioners may focus on preventing violence against women as part or all of their work and may be working in a range of settings or contexts.

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    Find out more about the essential actions to address the gendered drivers of violence against women.

    Three people are sitting in an urban office. A woman wearing a headscarf and glasses is speaking to her colleagues who are listening and talking with her.

    Find out about a ‘primary prevention’ approach that addresses the drivers of violence against women.

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    Find definitions for domestic violence, family violence, sexual harassment and image-based abuse.