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No More Violence: A Gender-relational Approach to Building Community Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

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Project Title

No More Violence: A Gender-relational Approach to Building Community Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

The Organisation

International Alert

Geographic Location

Jomi and Penjikent Districts in Tajikistan

Summary of the Intervention / Research

Currently, the project is undergoing a revision that implies focusing on a combined behaviour/social norm change and economic empowerment approach with the following goal and objectives:

Project Goal: Contribute to the reduction of prevalence of VAWG within target families in four target villages of Jomi and Penjikent districts.

Project Objectives:

  • Improve gender attitudes, knowledge & behaviour amongst beneficiary families (including male and female family members) to reduce acceptability and perpetration of VAWG;
  • Empower beneficiary women and girls to contribute to family decision making, household finance and well-being through equal participation in family run enterprises; and
  • Produce rigorous evidence on whether a new model integrating behaviour/social norms change and economic empowerment is effectively tackling VAWG in Tajikistan.

Major Timeframes

May/June 2016 - Baseline study

May/June 2017 - Midline study

February 2018 - Endline study

Beginning of April 2016, submission of first article 1st August 2016 - Dissemination of the formative research findings

Key Contact

Shahribonu Shonasimova, Project Manager, International Alert

Email: sshonasimova@international-alert.org

Website: www.international-alert.org

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