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

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

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

The project will run for 3 years from 2016 and the endline results are expected in the second quarter of 2018

Project Curriculum

  • Zindagii Shoista – Living With Dignity: Workshop Manual Part 1 Zindagii Shoista – Living With Dignity: Workshop Manual Part 1

    Part 1: Social empowerment
    Zindagii Shoista is a workshop series designed to help promote harmony within families and reduce violence. By considering wider family dynamics when working with local communities, it aims to create a socio-economic environment that enables women to enjoy greater protection from sexual and gender-based violence, with a focus on violence against women and girls.

    pdf Download (1.53 MB)

  • Zindagii Shoista – Living With Dignity: Workshop Manual Part 2 Zindagii Shoista – Living With Dignity: Workshop Manual Part 2

    Part 2: Enabling economic empowerment through income generating activities
    Zindagii Shoista: Enabling economic empowerment (EE) through income generating activities (IGAs) is a workshop designed to promote families’ understanding of managing household budgets in order to strengthen household economies. Part 2 of the Zindagii Shoista manual, focusing on enabling EE through IGAs, complements the Zindagii Shoista intervention (Part 1) designed to promote gender equity and harmonious partner and family relationships, with the aim of reducing violence against women and girls in Tajikistan.

    pdf Download Manual (3.87 MB)


    pdf Download A3 Templates (464 KB)

Key Contact

Shahribonu Shonasimova, Project Manager, International Alert

Email: sshonasimova@international-alert.org

Website: www.international-alert.org