Violence Against Women and Girls

A compendium of monitoring and evaluation indicators.

Violence against women and girls (VAW/G) has been raised as a critical issue to be addressed in the international arena. While many programmatic initiatives are or have taken place around the world, a lack of rigorous evaluations has results in a lack of data to support recommendations for best practices in the field.

This compendium of monitoring and evaluation indicators has been developed to address this an absence of standard indicators to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of programmes aimed at prevention and response to VAW/G.  It is aimed at  organisations and policy makers who are working to VAW/G at the individual, community district/provincial and national levels in developing countries. The indicators can used by programs that may not specifically focus on VAW/G but include reducing levels of VAW/G as part of their aims. The author discusses the ethical considerations of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of VAW/G, what makes a good indicator and where to go for more information on M&E.  Indicators cover the following areas:

  • the magnitude and characteristics of five types of VAW/G such as intimate partner violence, female genital cutting and child marriage
  • four VAW/G programmatic sectors: health, education, justice/security and social welfare
  • emerging areas and under-documented forms of VAW/G such as humanitarian emergencies and femicide
  • prevention programmes in three areas: youth, community mobilisation, working with men and boys

 S.S. Bloom Publisher: MEASURE Evaluation, 2008

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