Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Toolkit: Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women

Taking action and generating evidence

This document aims to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programmes for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women.

* Chapter 1 outlines the nature, magnitude and consequences of intimate partner and sexual violence within the broader typology of violence.

* Chapter 2 identifies the risk and protective factors for such violence and the importance of addressing both risk and protective factors in prevention efforts.

* Chapter 3 summarizes the scientific evidence base for primary prevention strategies, and describes programmes of known effectiveness, those supported by emerging evidence and those that could potentially be effective but have yet to be sufficiently evaluated for their impact.

* Chapter 4 presents a six-step framework for taking action, generating evidence and sharing results.

In the closing section, several future research priorities are outlined and a number of key conclusions drawn.

By the World Health Organization/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women: taking action and generating evidence. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2010.


Starland's picture

Good Job!

Thanks, Jade.


K-lee Starland, Ph.D.

Sarvina's picture

Thank you Jade!

Dear Jade,

Thanks so much for sharing it to us! It's wonderful that I should search and learn it.



Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

deanssbeans's picture

the responsibility of men

Dear Jade

I would like to share our work doing trainings for men and women together called Men Overcoming Gender Violence, which has been so successful in Rwanda. Where would be the most meaningful place on the site for this?


jadefrank's picture


Hi Dean,

So great to hear from you... and interesting you bring this up, as yesterday I ordered a 5lb back of your Rwandan Bold for the World Pulse office. I've love this blend, and read something about Men Overcoming Gender Violence on the bag, but couldn't find more info on your website about this program. So I was surprised and happy to read your message today!

I encourage you to write about the program in your PulseWire journal - writing it with a personal spin. I can then spotlight it on the PulseWire homepage. Once you've posted it, I will pass the link along to our Editorial Dept. in case there is any crossover with editorial.

I'd also love to introduce you to Jimmie Briggs, if you're not already in touch with him. As this project sounds like something he'd be interested to hear about! We recently hosted an action blogging campaign on PulseWire in partnership with Man Up, on the theme of Ending Gender-Based Violence.

In solidarity,

Online Community Manager
World Pulse

deanssbeans's picture

Great to Connect!

Thanks for that, Jade! What a coincidence...or not...

I will put something together on Monday, as the next three days is the big Fair Trade Futures Conference in Boston. We also started a weaving project with women genocide survivors in the Rwandan coop we work with and will be selling the Peace baskets (with Dean's Beans woven into them!) during the holidays, along with the Somali women refugee reusable totes we have created as an economic vehicle for that community here in Massachusetts.

I will look into the Man Up program. I am sure there are synergies here. I am also trying to figure out ways to bring WorldPulse/Pulsewire to the University of Pennsylvania campus, where my daughter Sarah is a sophomore. Do you have a program for campus chapters or anything like that? Maybe sistering up groups in different countries? If not, maybe we could figure out way to model that.

I continue to be humbled and in awe of what you are creating.

Be well,


jadefrank's picture


Hi Dean,

Great! I will be looking out for your journal next week and look forward to hearing more about the work you're involved in. When you first joined PulseWire, I looked up your company and ordered some of your coffee. Not only did I find it to be delicious and so reasonably priced, I was equally impressed by your honorable business practices and dedication to not just the fair trade movement, but far beyond. And now we're drinking Deans Beans right here in the WP office!

As for programs for college campuses... we do not currently have any, though have helped facilitate student meet-ups between US students to meet face-to-face and discuss issues with students in Nepal. I would love to further discuss this idea of piloting a program pairing female university students in the US with students elsewhere through PulseWire - and as we have a strong partnership with the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and your daughter is at U Penn, this could be a great place to start! I'd love to hear your ideas and ideas your daughter has for such a program.

Let's stay in touch!

In friendship and solidarity,

Insha Allah's picture

Very Useful and Applicable

Dear Jade,

Thanks for the sharing! It is remarkably knowledgeable for the woman activists, local women and girls in Myanmar. Here, we don't really have any sexual education. We have more practitioners in women empowerment movements but it is still limited in terms of capacity. I, personally, would like to be a strong woman who can help and support other unfortunates effectively and efficiently.

Sincerely yours,
Pollen@Shwe Wutt Hmon

Shwe Wutt Hmon

It's exciting to see the dialouge between Jade and Dearn. It wasn't until recently that the means of sharing like this was available. Keep up the posting, blogging and caring. You are the hope of women everywhere.

tocssfoundation's picture

Good work!

Dear Jade,
Thanks for sharing this with everyone on PulseWire.
I just got a hard copy of it this evening at the 10th World Safety Conference holding in London.
Do check my journal for update.


Amani K's picture

This is a great tool!!

I am so happy to come across this tool and also to learn of the Nigerian men who have met to work on ways to end violence against women in Nigeria. I am so inspired by this that in Kenya i will look for a group of men to start a program there too!!

PulseWire is REALLY an awesome phenomena for the world today - all these wonderful tools and initiatives that were hidden from most of us are now available to women and men - God bless you for gifting us all with this awesome space!!

I love WorldPulse, I love PulseWire, I love all the people making this possible!!!! And i LOVE all the women in the world who are taking a stand for change for ourselves and our children for generations to come!!! I am so inspired by this work!!!

You all at WorldPulse are BEING the change!!! I honor you and say" ASANTE SANA!!" ('Thank You very much', in Kiswahili)


Dr. Karambu Ringera
Founder and President, International Peace Initiatives
Vice President, Global Ecovillages Network (GEN) Africa
Advisory Board Member, Women Human Rights Institute, University of Toronto
Member and Delegate, Soroptimist Internationa

Riruta UW Empowerment Programme's picture


This is wonderful Jade. I must read it and see how all men globally can be productive tools when it comes to preventing GBV.
It is inspiring

Anne Khadudu Baraza,
CEO- Riruta United Women Empowerment Programme
+254 729880651/ 020 2602803
!27-00502 Karen, Nairobi Kenya

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative