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A Theory of Change for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

Summary Paper: A Theory of Change for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

Executive summary

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is the most widespread form of abuse worldwide, affecting one third of all women in their lifetime. Addressing violence against women and girls is a central development goal in its own right, and key to achieving other development outcomes for individual women, their families, communities and nations. DFID’s Business Plan (2011-2015) identifies tackling violence against women and girls as a priority, and commits DFID to pilot new and innovative approaches to prevent it.

This document outlines seven principles underlying the Theory of Change diagram. It details evidence underpinning each principle, and explains their relevance for programming. This is followed by the Theory of Change diagram itself. The document then expands on each stage of the Theory of Change and provides example indicators (the narrative).

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