On occasion of the International Women's day, 3ie takes the opportunity to point out the urgent need for more evidence on what works to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. We recommend reading some of our latest studies and research on gender-based violence interventions.
Mapping what we know about intimate partner violence
Our evidence gap map on intimate partner violence (IPV) shows that only one out of four IPV studies discuss how gender norms affect the effectiveness of programmes.
Using evidence to prevent violence against women in Uganda
Our evaluation of SASA!, a community-based programme to prevent violence against women in Uganda shows that women are 52 per cent likely to experience partner violence in communities with supportive social networks. You can also read our brief, which identifies the main factors, which facilitated uptake and use of the findings.