Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | New Evidence Briefs Examine How Parenting Programs Can Reduce Violence Against Children and Women 

February 21, 2024 – Evidence briefs investigating how parenting programs can intentionally seek to reduce violence against children and women were launched to a global audience of over 800 online attendees. The series was developed by UNICEF, the Prevention Collaborative, and Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Social Justice to support parenting practitioners to integrate the prevention of violence against children and against women within parenting programs. 

Parent and caregiver support programs are in a unique position to reduce family violence—specifically, violent discipline by parents or caregivers and intimate partner violence (IPV), the most common forms of violence experienced by children and women, respectively. Both types of violence often co-occur and have long-term consequences for children’s and women’s health and well-being, as well as child development. 

The briefs distill the evidence on how violence against children and against women intersect and what effective programs look like. They include concrete guidance for how to adapt parenting programs to integrate violence prevention and gender equality, as well as how to monitor and evaluate them. 

The launch of the briefs featured the following speakers: 

We invite you to explore all four briefs in this series:

Watch the recording here:

LAUNCH: Evidence on how parenting programmes can reduce violence against children and women (