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Access to the kNOwVAWdata course curriculum

The kNOwVAWdata Course was developed collaboratively by UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, the University of Melbourne, and Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, with the support of the Australian Government.

The curriculum draws from decades of existing materials and resources developed by global experts on the measurement and use of VAW prevalence data, much of which started with and is building on the World Health Organization (WHO) Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women, a study that has set the standards that we still use today for the measurement of VAW prevalence. The resources used in the course are well documented and cited throughout the course materials.

The kNOwVAWdata Course Curriculum and accompanying Facilitator Guidebook were developed as open-source resources for use by other facilitators and trainers. These documents provide helpful guidance on using the materials, making adaptations for local contexts and acknowledging the course developers when using the kNOwVAWdata materials.

The kNOwVAWdata course team will make available to interested parties the Course Curriculum and Facilitator Guidebook along with accompanying materials, developed for use in Asia and the Pacific. Open-source documents enables expansion of the global skill set for safe and ethical measurement of VAW.

In the spirit of collaboration and respect for shared knowledge, the kNOwVAWdata course team welcomes receipt of any adapted training materials, which we will share with other users, with reciprocal permissions and attributions.

To request access to the open-source curriculum documents please complete the form below and return it to Please include ‘curriculum enquiry’ in the subject line.