This systematic review of reviews synthesises evidence on the impact of interventions to prevent violence against adolescent girls and young women 10–24 years (VAWG) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Theories of women’s empowerment and the social ecology of multifaceted violence frame the review. Child abuse, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGMC), child marriage, intimate partner violence (IPV), and sexual violence were focal outcomes.
Interventions often target discrete forms of violence, but poly-victimisation is common.
Please note this systematic review is published in the journal Social Science & Medicine Volume 192, November 2017, Pages 1-13. A subscription is required to read the full journal article.