What We Do
P4P focuses on promoting the prevention of gender-based violence, or stopping violence before it starts. Prevention is an essential part of a comprehensive response to violence, and we now know more about what is promising to prevent violence in different settings. P4P helps to consolidate this knowledge and communicate it to practitioners and decision makers throughout the region. We also encourage localized innovations for prevention – both existing and new approaches to prevention that are yet to be documented. For more information on the prevention of GBV, see:
Our three main, closely integrated project areas are: research, capacity development, and communication for social change. Policy advocacy cuts cross these areas of work. A key advocacy goal for P4P is to mainstream prevention into all work related to GBV.
P4P provides comprehensive technical support to national partners to conduct rigorous research and analysis on GBV across the region. P4P also coordinates a multi-country and multi-method regional research project - UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence - that, for the first time, will provide cross-country comparable data on GBV from the perspective of men, using a combination of quantitative, qualitative and political analysis methodologies. For more information on P4P's regional research project, see
Capacity development and enhancing projects
P4P works to strengthen the capacity of civil society, UN and government practitioners to understand the causes and effects of violence and how to design and implement meaningful programmes and policies to prevent violence. We also seek to build synergies between global and local knowledge and best practices, and facilitates regional cooperation and collaboration. This includes supporting two sub-regional consortiums of practitioners in South Asia and East & Southeast Asia. Each consortium promotes critical knowledge on masculinities, power, gender-justice, and violence prevention through collective learning, curriculum development, partnership and mentorship.
Through UN Volunteers, we are also learning more about volunteering and violence prevention from selected pilots at the community level around the region.
Communication for social change
P4P assists with the design and implementation of communication strategies aimed at GBV prevention. We help with campaign design including messages and tools targeting specific groups. We advocate for strategic communication approaches that are informed by research, based on evidence of what has worked in the past and that incorporate strong monitoring and evaluation practices.
For more information about Partners for Prevention, see: