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For 22 years, Rano Mahmurodova was violently abused by her husband. A groundbreaking new project changed everything. The change in behaviour of Rano Mahmurodova’s husband was nothing short of a “miracle”. Read the full article here...
Physical and sexual violence against women is commonplace in Tajikistan, but a project designed to address the issue has produced remarkable results. Read the full article here...
A pioneer research in Pakistan has showed a very clear pattern of behavioural change when early intervention is made on young minds. A dissemination meeting with stakeholders of the project tilted ‘What works to prevent violence among and against children’ was held in Hyderabad on August 8, in which three years of research was presented involving 8,000 students of grades…
Violence against women is perpetrated in order to sustain patriarchal power relations. Projects to prevent violence, through economic empowerment, must remember this. I first met Farzona a couple of years ago, when she joined a violence prevention project that I have been working on. In her mid-30s at the time, she suffered from severe headaches and anxiety after years of…
Isaac, a 15-year-old boy, watched as a group of men grabbed a young girl. It was a bustling new year's eve in Kibera, Kenya's largest slum, and he knew she was in trouble. He also knew he didn't have the strength to fight off those older, larger men. Having been taught to intervene if he sees predatory behaviour, Isaac called…
Second in a three-part series about solutions for sexual assault. High rates of sexual assaults on college campuses get a lot of attention — and rightly so. But do you know what group has higher rates of sexual assault and rape than college women? College-age women who aren’t in college. Read the full article here..
Gender-based sexual violence is pandemic—preventing it seems almost impossible. But Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow Mike Baiocchi’s new research proves intervention and prevention are possible. In his Faculty Research Fellows (FRF) presentation, “Establishing an Empirical Foundation for Preventing Gender-Based Violence,” Baiocchi delivered a comprehensive overview of the crucial, multi-year research that he and his team—Clea Sarnquist, a senior research scholar…
On April 11th, Dr. Kristin Dunkle presented her work on developing and testing a multi-level intervention to prevent intimate partner violence in Rwandan communities. Dr. Dunkle is Chief Specialist Scientist in the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme at the South African Medical Research Council. She has been working on gender-based violence and sexual violence in…
Violence between pupils fell by half and more girls attended school thanks to a new curriculum Almost 17 years since the invasion of Afghanistan by the US and NATO forces, stability remains elusive for many Afghans. The economy is crippled. Some 39% of Afghans live in poverty. One in four is unemployed. The country’s GDP per capita remains in the…
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