Mobilising communities to end violence against women: Findings from the SASA! study – Learning Lab, 24 May 2016
Webinar: Efforts to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) against women have for the most part aimed to reduce violence among direct programme recipients. Despite growing recognition of community-level gender norms and attitudes to IPV as drivers of HIV risk, there is little evidence on how interventions might tackle these drivers to prevent IPV at the community-level.
This webinar presents analyses from the SASA! study, a cluster randomised trial of a community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women (VAW) and reduce HIV risk in Kampala, Uganda. Findings suggest that SASA! was successful in reducing a range of types of IPV including physical, sexual and emotional IPV, as well as controlling behaviours. Impacts were observed at the community-level, with mediation analyses suggesting that changes in community-level norms, rather than individual attitudes and behaviours, were the most important routes through which reductions in IPV were achieved.
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