No More Violence: A Gender-relational Approach to Building Community Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls
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.
- 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.
The project will run for 3 years from 2016 and the endline results are expected in the second quarter of 2018
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.
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.
Shahribonu Shonasimova, Project Manager, International Alert