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This booklet is intended primarily for develop- ment practitioners. It provides practical points to consider when designing and implementing projects addressing violence against women. This collection of ‘good practices’, drawn from UNFPA experience in the eld, is neither exhaustive nor prescriptive. Violence against women manifests itself in different ways in different societies—from psychological abuse and physical harm to early marriage and ritual slavery—and the pathways to success vary. Nevertheless, a number of shared approaches described in this booklet have proved successful in ten projects in ve regions where UNFPA is supporting national programmes. These approaches are based on a deep understanding of the culture in which they are operating and rely on the active participation of the communities they serv