The Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned a research on measuring the economic and social costs of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the low and middle-income countries. With this research, new instruments will become available to inform policy makers. This will help shift the social norms that underpin violence against women and prevent the violence before it happens. Ipsos MORI, one of the consortium partners, has commissioned cApStAn to verify three translated versions for the preliminary cognitive testing phase: Akan (Twi) and Gaa for Ghana, and Juba Arabic for South Sudan. This same action will be repeated for the main stage questionnaire. cApStAn’s network includes privileged contacts to Applied Linguistics Departments in the universities of many African countries.