The ‘What Works to Prevent Violence – Impact at Scale’ Programme will be delivered through two consortia: the Implementation Consortium, managing the overall programme and led by the International Rescue Committee; and the Research and Evaluation Consortium, delivering impact evaluations and operational research to identify what works in preventing violence, led by the Global Womens Institute.
The Implementation Consortium, led by the International Rescue Committee and managed by FCDO’s Gender and Equalities Department (G&E), is responsible for managing the overall programme. The Implementation Consortium is made up of the following five organisations:
Based in India, Breakthrough is a nongovernmental organization working to transform gender norms to make discrimination and violence against women and girls unacceptable. Breakthrough uses the power of media, pop culture, and multimedia tools, leadership development and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action. It inspires and builds the abilities of young people and catalyzes leadership in communities to transform themselves, and recruit others to take action to change deep-rooted cultural norms that perpetuate gender based discrimination and violence. Breakthrough is a knowledge partner to the What Works 2 consortium and is also supporting the Accountability and Fund Management pillars of the programme.
Headquartered in Switzerland, CARE is a major international humanitarian and development nongovernmental organisation delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects across 104 countries, supporting millions of the world’s poorest people to find routes out of poverty. CARE works with women and girls and their communities to overcome the complex drivers of poverty and aims to be a catalyst for change - supporting women, girls and families to gain control of their own futures. As a partner in the What Works 2 consortium, CARE is supporting the External Engagement and Influencing and Learning Partnership pillars of the programme.
Headquartered in the USA, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization that operates across 40+ countries, responding to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. The IRC has a focus on women and girls, helping survivors to heal and thrive, and working with communities and institutions to break the cycle of violence against women and girls. As the prime in the What Works 2 consortium, IRC is leading the overall delivery of the programme and supporting across all pillars of the programme.
Raising Voices is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization based in Uganda working toward the prevention of violence against women and children. Raising Voices strives to influence the power dynamics shaping relationships particularly between women and men, girls and boys, and adults and children by catalyzing social change in communities, rigorously studying and learning from the work they do, and sharing knowledge and experiences to shape the field. As a partner in the What Works 2 consortium, Raising Voices is supporting the Accountability, External Engagement and Influencing and Learning Partnership pillars of the programme.
Social Development Direct (SDDirect) is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative and expert social development assistance and research services. SDDirect work internationally to build inclusive societies in which all women, men, girls and boys are valued and empowered to make choices about their own development. As a partner in the What Works 2 consortium, SDDirect is supporting the Learning Partnership and Helpdesk pillars of the programme. For additional information on the Helpdesk, please follow this link. If you need specialist advice on Violence Against Women (VAW) and Children (VAC), please follow this link.
Research and Evaluation Consortium
The Research and Evaluation Consortium, led by the Global Women's Institute and managed by FCDO’s Research and Evidence Division (RED), is responsible for delivering impact evaluations and operational research to identify what works in preventing violence. The evaluations will focus on measuring impact and learning lessons from the interventions supported by the Implementation Consortium. The Research and Evaluation Consortium is made up of the following six organisations:
Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.
Kenyatta University (KU) is a public research university with its main campus in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyatta University is home to some of the world's best scholars, researchers and experts in diverse fields.
Established in 1983, the Aga Khan University (AKU) is a unique hybrid: an institution of academic excellence that is also an agent for social development. The University has campuses and programmes in South Asia, Europe and Africa.
The Children's Institute at the University of Cape Town aims to contribute to policies, laws and interventions that promote equality and realise the rights and improve the conditions of all children in South Africa, through research, advocacy, education and technical support.
The Equality Institute is a global feminist agency working to advance gender equality and end violence against women and girls. The Equality Institute's purpose is to advance gender equality and support violence prevention efforts to thrive in a rapidly changing world – through research, creative communications and global leadership. The Equality Institute covers every region in the world and brings together industry trailblazers from a range of fields, including research, humanitarian response, design, media and film, to build holistic solutions to the problem of violence against women and girls.
Situated in the United States, the Global Women's Institute (GWI) at the George Washington University seeks to advance the status of women and girls worldwide. GWI has great depth of experience and collaborates with leaders in the field across the United States and around the world to build a network of people committed to improving the lives of women and girls.