Analyzing the Problem:
Pick a specific topic/problem/issue surrounding “violence against women” and address it.
Answer these following questions:
1. Document the need for change. Collect and analyze data to define what the problem is, where it is, how
big it is, and who is affected by it. What evidence of the problem exists?
Note: the problem must actually exist
2. Describe the history of the problem. How long has the problem existed? How has it changed over time?
3. Examine potential causes of the problem. What causes the problem? What theories do we have? The
intervention must target one or more specific causes supported by research.
4. Examine previous interventions that have tried to change this problem, identify the most promising
interventions, and choose a preferred intervention approach. We need to analyze available information to
direct decisions about a possible course of action.
5. Identify relevant stakeholders. Do different groups of people have different definitions of the problem?
Who is affected by the problem?
6. Conduct a systems analysis. Conduct research on the system within which the problem exists, and
determine how the system may