Violence Prevention Unit have published their latest research on What Works to Prevent Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV)? Funded by Welsh Government, this systematic evidence assessment identifies effective primary and secondary prevention interventions for VAWDASV, to inform the adoption of evidence-based policy and practice.
VAWDASV is a major public health problem, criminal justice and human rights issue, and the impact on those who experience it can be devastating. Welsh Government’s forthcoming national VAWDASV Strategy refresh makes a commitment to prevention and early intervention. This systematic evidence assessment, therefore, will support us all in prioritising effective interventions for prevention, which are vital if we are to break the cycle of violence in Wales.
The resounding message from this report is that the prevention of VAWDASV is both feasible and effective. Now, more than ever before, we know what works and how to go about it, with new evidence of effective practice emerging all the time.
Read the report here