Promoting Gender Equality to Prevent Violence against Women

Focuses on violence against women by intimate partners

Published by WHO June 2009
ISBN 978 92 4 159788 3

This briefing document focuses on violence against women by intimate partners. It examines the relationship of gender inequalities to gender-based violence and finds evidence that school, community, and media interventions can promote gender equality and prevent violence against women by challenging stereotypes that give men power over women. The document describes some of the promising methods of promoting gender equality and their effectiveness, including school-based interventions to work with schoolchildren before gender attitudes and behaviours are deeply ingrained and community interventions.

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