The Malawi Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Prevention Programme was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and delivered by Coffey in consortium with Social Development Direct and Plan International.
The Programme’s objective was to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and girls and improve the justice system for women and girls living with violence in Malawi. Its aim was to achieve the following Outcomes:
- Formal and informal justice services and local institutions are accessible, responsive and accountable to women and children’s needs;
- People in target areas are less tolerant of violence and are more supportive of survivors;
- Individuals use non-violent means to settle disputes and avoid harmful practices and seek support if they experience violence.
SDDirect provided overall technical leadership and drove the design of the prevention and response intervention packages building from the global evidence base and adapting them to the Malawi context. The community-level interventions were designed to contribute to the gender-based violence (GBV) prevention field globally, increasing knowledge on effective programming for different target groups in different settings, and on how to scale up cost-effectively without compromising impact.