Gender based violence against women is a global phenomenon. This lends itself to the opportunity to create a global learning community and exchange of information for communities interested in preventing violence. This month’s article unveils a new study that was recently conducted in Bangladesh.

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The study seeks to understand the factors that contribute to men’s violence and to outline some possible prevention strategies. According to the article, men who experience child abuse, in all forms, are more likely to perpetrate violence against their adult partners and also against their communities. The report takes these statistics a step further and asserts the protecting children from abuse is a necessary step in ending the cycle of violence.

What role does your agency play in promoting child welfare and creating systems of safety and support for children? Do your prevention programs support parenting initiatives as a component of your prevention efforts? What does that work look like? What resources or materials have you found to be useful in your work?