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08 November 2018

Gupta, J., Cardoso, L. F., Ferguson, G., Shrestha, B., Shrestha, P. N., Harris, C., ... & Clark, C. J. (2018). Disability status, intimate partner violence and perceived social support among married women in three districts of the Terai region of Nepal. BMJ Global Health, 3(5), e000934.

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  • Country South Africa
  • Project Stepping Stones and Creating Futures - South Africa
  • Author -
  • Date of publication October 2018

Violence against women and girls is widespread in South Africa. Women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence have poorer health outcomes, including higher levels of depression and alcohol use, and are more likely to acquire HIV.

In the eThekwini Municipality of South Africa, approximately 40% of the population live in informal settlements. With a combination of poverty and unemployment, widespread violence, racism and xenophobia, urban informal settlements have very high levels of violence against women, mental trauma, alcohol and drug abuse, and HIV

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A brief is a concise summary of a particular issue, research project/ intervention, research findings, or initiative. It should have a clear purpose and key messages, e.g. providing evidence to inform policy change, or inspiring an action that will help your intervention or organization to influence policy, attract requests for further information or funding, and/or broaden the knowledge base of all key stakeholders.

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  • Country Ghana
  • Project Gender Centre - Ghana

When the Gender Centre conceptualized its Nkyinkyim Anti-violence Project/Rural Response System, it recognized the need to put together a comprehensive training programme for its partners to ensure a full understanding of violence against women in order to be able to respond effectively to victims of violence in those communities where its partners operated. The training programme was also intended to train other civil society organisations as well as state agencies such as the Police, health and social welfare personnel and indeed all stakeholders who interacted with victims of violence in any way. The manual has been the main resource for training of our COMBAT members.

If you would like to get access to the full curricula please email Dorcas Coker-Appiah at d.cokerappiah@gendercentreghana.org

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  • Country India
  • Project Karnataka Health Promotion Trust - India

The response to the HIV epidemic through targeted interventions focused largely on changing individual behaviour and encouraged female sex workers to use condoms correctly, continuously and consistently with their clients. However, subsequent studies reported that although condom usage during sexual interactions with clients increased, their usage was less consistent with intimate partners (also known as lovers and as Hiriya or Malak in the context of Karnataka) of female sex workers. It was also observed that where condom use has been inconsistent, experience of violence has been high.

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  • Country Nepal
  • Project Equal Access - Nepal

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health issue that affects 1 in 3 women globally. Despite these numbers, little is known about what can be done in communities to prevent it.

Change Starts at Home was created to address this. Focused on an innovative radio program and weekly (listening and discussion) group meetings, the Change Starts at Home approach uses media and peer to peer support to address social norms, attitudes, and behaviors that perpetuate and support intimate partner violence.

The BIG (B: Begin to Question, I: Impart Life Skills and G: Go!) Change curriculum was developed for the facilitators of the Listening and Discussion Groups (LDGs), and is designed to support them to facilitate weekly sessions with group members. By following each week of the curriculum, facilitators will be able to guide group members through a planned approach of listening, discussion, activities, reflection and home-based tasks on weekly basis.

The curriculum is divided in three different phases, B: Begin to Question, the Critical Reflection Phase, I: Impart Life Skills; the Skill Building Phase, and G: Go! The Action and Community Diffusion Phase.

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  • Country Afghanistan
  • Project Women for Women International Trial - Afghanistan

Women for Women International works with marginalized women in countries affected by conflict around the world. Our core women’s empowerment program was initiated 25 years ago. It is tried and tested 12-month integrated program that supports women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions and connect to networks.

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  • Country Pakistan
  • Project Right to Play - Pakistan

This section of the Manual contains 100 games. These games promote learning and growth for every child who participates. The games have been revised and tested in order to ensure that each game is easy to follow and contributes to the holistic development of the child.

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  • Country India
  • Project Karnataka Health Promotion Trust - India

The influence of structural factors such as poverty, social norms, alcohol abuse, and criminalisation of high-risk behaviours on HIV risk and vulnerability has led scholars and HIV prevention programmers to regard structural intervention as an essential component of an HIV prevention strategy. Structural interventions reduce risk and vulnerability among female sex workers (FSWs) by empowering them with greater control over condom use with clients, and reducing violence and stigma against them.

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  • Country India
  • Project Karnataka Health Promotion Trust - India

In response to the HIV epidemic, targeted interventions were initiated which focused on changing individual behaviour and encouraging sex workers to use condoms correctly, continuously and consistently with their clients. However it was observed in subsequent studies that though there was an increase in condom usage among sex workers during their sexual interactions with clients, the usage was less consistent when they were with their intimate partners (termed lovers in some contexts or Hiriya or Malak in the context of Karnataka).

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  • Country South Africa
  • Project Stepping Stones and Creating Futures - South Africa

Stepping Stones is a workshop series designed as a tool to help promote sexual health, improve psychological well-being and prevent HIV. The workshops address questions of gender, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, gender violence, communication and relationship skills. In doing so they recognise that our sexual lives are embedded in a broader context of our relationships with our  partners, families and the community or society in which we live.

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  • Country South Africa
  • Project Stepping Stones and Creating Futures - South Africa

Creating Futures is a programme designed to enhance the ability of young people to think more critically in appraising opportunities and challenges related to their lives and livelihoods. It was developed for implementation among young people (18-24 years) living in urban informal settlements in South Africa. Creating Futures is designed to be facilitated by trained peer facilitators in a participatory style, encouraging participants to seek and develop relevant livelihoods for themselves through their own learning.

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  • Country South Africa
  • Project Sonke Gender Justice - South Africa

Welcome to the first booklet in the package of materials that support the Diepsloot Community Mobilisation Programme. This package offers a range of useful content for community mobilisation for the prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and, on a wider scale of Gender Based Violence.

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  • Country Zambia
  • Project SHARPZ - Zambia

CETA is based on the fact that most evidence-based mental health treatments (EBTs) (most of which are cognitive behavioral) are made of similar elements or components. For example, most evidence-based treatments for a variety of disorders all contain psychoeducation, and cognitive coping. The idea is to train counselors in a range of different components that are similar across EBTs, and then teach them how to choose different orders and “dose” of components based on a client’s presenting problems.

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  • Country Bangladesh
  • Project HERrespect - Bangladesh

This is a guide about how to facilitate a 90-minute session for a representative group of the HERrespect participants to come together and share and reflect on the learnings from HERrespect so far, and reaffirm the “Change Makers” concept. For this first joint session, the participants will collectively reflect on everyone’s experience of working in the factory, including both joys and challenges, in order to build a better understanding of everyone’s experiences in the factory, in order to improve relationships, build respect, improve our working experience and thereby our lives.

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  • Country Bangladesh
  • Project HERrespect - Bangladesh

The 12-month program aims at promoting more gender equitable attitudes and relationships among women and men in the RMG industry. By training female workers, male workers, and management, HERrespect will raise gender awareness and improve interpersonal skills to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace and intimate partner violence at home.

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  • Country Bangladesh
  • Project HERrespect - Bangladesh

The 12-month program aims at promoting more gender equitable attitudes and relationships among women and men in the RMG industry. By training female workers, male workers, and management, HERrespect will raise gender awareness and improve interpersonal skills to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace and intimate partner violence at home.

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  • Country Bangladesh
  • Project HERrespect - Bangladesh

The 12-month program aims at promoting more gender equitable attitudes and relationships among women and men in the RMG industry. By training female workers, male workers, and management, HERrespect will raise gender awareness and improve interpersonal skills to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace and intimate partner violence at home.

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  • Country Bangladesh
  • Project HERrespect - Bangladesh

In spite of economic opportunities for advancement, women workers in the global supply chain are still at risk of different forms of harassment in the workplace: between 40 to 50 per cent of women experience some form of harassment at work1. Women, most of them young and migrants from rural areas, are prone to workplace violence because of an interplay of social norms which condone violence against women (VAW), unbalanced power dynamics between managers and workers, inequitable gender attitudes, and poor awareness and execution on legal and compliance requirements.

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  • Country Afghanistan
  • Project Help the Afghan Children - Afghanistan

HTAC have developed a school-based peace education, peaceful conflict resolution and community social norms change intervention with multiple components. It focuses on play-based learning and transformation, working with both pupils and teachers in the schools. They work with and empower girls and boys in the schools.

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  • Country Afghanistan
  • Project Help the Afghan Children - Afghanistan

HTAC have developed a school-based peace education, peaceful conflict resolution and community social norms change intervention with multiple components. It focuses on play-based learning and transformation, working with both pupils and teachers in the schools. They work with and empower girls and boys in the schools.

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  • Country Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Project Tearfund - DRC

Promouvoir des relations respectueuses et des communautés équitables

Les dialogues communautaires sont un outil que les champions de genre (défenseurs de l’égalité hommes-femmes) peuvent utiliser pour animer des sessions de réflexion et de dialogue. Leur but ultime est que les personnes qui y participent soient transformées. Cet outil sera d’autant plus efficace s’il est utilisé dans le contexte de l’approche Transformer les masculinités. Les thèmes de discussion sont respectivement adaptés au groupe de femmes et au groupe d’hommes, qui sont censés se réunir pour une réflexion commune lors de la sixième semaine.

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  • Country Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Project Tearfund - DRC

Les « champions de genre » sont des hommes et des femmes qui se portent volontaires au sein des communautés pour inspirer et faciliter des changements relatifs aux normes de genre, à l’égalité hommes-femmes et au rôle de la foi. L’objectif est d’accompagner un changement de comportement individuel et de changer les normes sociales liées au genre, aux masculinités et aux violences sexuelles basées sur le genre.

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  • Country Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Project Tearfund - DRC

Une femme et une fille sur trois subiront des violences physiques ou sexuelles au cours de leur vie. Cela représente un milliard de femmes et de filles dans le monde aujourd’hui. Les violences à l’égard des femmes et des filles existent dans toutes les sphères et les strates de la société, sous diverses formes, comme le viol, la maltraitance physique, le harcèlement et la discrimination. La violence sexuelle et basée sur le genre (VSBG) empêche les femmes et les filles de vivre dans la dignité. C’est pourquoi il faut impérativement y mettre fin.

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  • Country Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Project Tearfund - DRC

Promoting respectful relationships and equitable communities

The community dialogues are a tool that Gender Champions can use to facilitate a series of reflections and dialogues. Their ultimate aim is for individuals to be transformed. This tool will be most effective if used in the context of the Transforming Masculinities approach. The discussion themes are tailored for both women’s and men’s groups, with the expectation they will come together for a joint reflection in Week 6. The themes are intended to prompt personal reflection and deepen understanding of the topics; the Gender Champions’ (facilitators’) knowledge will also feed into this process.

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  • Country Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Project Tearfund - DRC

‘Gender Champions’ are men and women who volunteer within communities to lead and facilitate change with respect to gender norms, gender equality and the role of faith. The aim is to support individual behaviour change, and to change social norms around gender, masculinities and sexual and gender-based violence.

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  • Country Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Project Tearfund - DRC

One in every three women and girls will experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. That is 1 billion women and girls in our world today. Violence against women and girls happens in every sphere and strata of society in various forms such as rape, physical abuse, harassment and discrimination. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) deprives women and girls of a life of dignity which is why ending it is critical.

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  • Country Nepal
  • Project VSO International - Nepal

Sammanit Jeevan for Teens is designed to develop teenagers’ communication skills, to support their understanding of gender norms and to improve their relationships with parents, friends and other relatives. The workshop series consists of eight sessions which will help teenagers to understand the gender norms that exist in their community and family and improve their communications skills. It will provide them with information about their sexual and reproductive health and help them develop their future goals and ways to achieve these, including improving future career prospects.

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  • Country Nepal
  • Project VSO International - Nepal

Sammanit Jeevan – EE & IGA Support Manual for Economic Empowerment and Income Generating Activity Support is a workshop series designed to promote families’ understanding of financial management of household budgets and strengthen household economies. Sammanit Jeevan – EE & IGA Support is a complementary manual to the Sammanit Jeevan – EE & IGA Support intervention designed to promote gender equity and harmonious partner and families’ relationships and reduce violence against women and girls in Nepal.

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  • Country Nepal
  • Project VSO International - Nepal

Sammanit Jeevan is a workshop series designed as a tool to help promote harmony within families and reduce violence. The workshop’s series of 10 sessions address questions of gender, relationships, family conflict, violence, communication, and relationship skills. When families have members that are unhappy or are abused, there is impact on other family members. When children are exposed to unhappy relationships or violence it can affect their relationships later in life. When there is conflict within a family it affects everyone.

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