In 2014, BRAC designed a comprehensive, evidence-based intervention model to address the problems of violence against women and children through the Violence Against Women and Children initiative (VAWC). The VAWC model is being tested and refined in two districts: Comilla and Gazipur. This report synthesises the results of four action research studies that BRAC commissioned to generate insights to inform this process. BRAC selected four components of the intervention for these studies: 1) Gender attitudes of BRAC field staff, 2) Psychological first aid for women who experience violence, 3) Engaging men as partners to stop violence against women, and 4) Youth action/peer education. The research methods included indepth interviews with individuals, focus group discussions and direct observation of
VAWC activities. Verbal informed consent was obtained from all participants.