The UK is a world leader in championing prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls through research, programmes and partnerships. Our £25million What Works to Prevent Violence programme is the largest global investment in research into prevention of violence against women and girls. I am committed to maintaining the UK’s global leadership in this area.
Work to prevent violence against women and girls in DFID consists of standalone prevention programming, integrated violence prevention and response programmes, a range of interventions incorporated into wider education, women’s economic empowerment and social protection programmes and work through multilateral agencies. This complexity means that we do not specifically track all this spend as gender-based violence prevention.