Global Shared Research Agenda on violence against women and girls

Priority Setting Domain 3 & 4
In this phase of developing the Global Research Agenda, we will be asking you to score research questions in domain 3 and domain 4.

Priority setting survey Domain 3 & 4

To strengthen our understanding of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and ultimately prevent it, we need to ensure that the research undertaken is both priority driven and carried out in such a way that it provides a sound practical and empirical basis for interventions/programmes, policy and advocacy on VAWG. 

VAWG, in its multiple forms, includes intimate partner violence i.e. physical violence, sexual violence, economic, psychological harm or other forms of controlling behaviour by a current or former partner or spouse; non-partner sexual violence; sexual harassment, and harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation, honour killings, and early marriage. It also includes new modalities through which violence may occur, including through online and offline technologies and social media.

To provide a basis for priority driven research on VAWG, the Stewardship Group (the Sexual Violence Research Initiative and the Equality Institute with support from Wellspring Philanthropic Fund) are facilitating the development of a global shared research agenda for research on violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This will be done through a priority setting exercise that will identify where major gaps lie and what major questions need to be addressed in the next 5-7 years for the field to make progress towards eliminating VAWG.

In this phase of developing the Global Research Agenda, we will be asking you to score research questions in domain 3 and domain 4.

Domain 3: Improving existing interventions

Domain 4: Methodological and measurement gaps.

We ask that you score each question against three criteria:

  • Applicability: Some research ideas will be more likely to produce knowledge that is applicable to local political and cultural contexts and be applied in policy and practice.  
  • Effectiveness: Some research ideas will be more likely to generate innovative, sustainable, effective interventions, or improve existing promising interventions. 
  • Equity: Some research will be more likely to produce findings that challenge inequalities, and be accessible and equitable to underprivileged or marginalised groups, or conversely, the research findings could perpetuate inequalities.  

This survey will have two parts and take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The first part will ask some questions about you to help us better understand the priorities of different stakeholders. The second part will ask you to score the research questions for two domains (a total of twenty questions). You will apply the criteria by answering a set of sub-questions. You are free to skip questions and to withdraw at any time.

Please complete the survey here or copy into your browser.

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