Maria Vlahakis, Womankind Worldwide


In 2014-2015, the VAWG working group will continue to:

  • Advocate for the UK Government to make ending VAWG internationally a priority with a robust, coordinated and adequately resourced approach to tackling VAWG across FCO, MOD, DFID and the Home Office

  • Influence DFID's approach to VAWG policy and programming to ensure it is nuanced and rights-based

  • Advocate for the UK to drive international action to eliminate VAWG

  • Increase the profile of the GADN VAWG working group as a leading source of information and expertise on VAWG internationally

Working Group Publications

DFID Guidance on Violence Against Women and Girls, produced by GADN

These ‘How To Notes’ on VAWG, produced by the Gender and Development Network, are produced with an internal DFID audience in mind, but DFID are very happy for us to share them widely: 


Relevant Websites

Legal Assistance

Rights of Women, based in London, have developed new and updated legal guides for women, particularly those who are at risk of, or who are experiencing, domestic or sexual violence. All are free to download from their website.