Through a competitive selection process the following projects were awarded grants through SVRI Grant 2014:
View brief summary of the SVRI Grant
Primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence for male and female adolescents who experience conflict and non-conflict related stressors, DRC: This project aims to build on an existing successful partnership with an established Congolese microfinance organization (PAIDEK), to develop a culturally acceptable, evidence based primary prevention model for young adolescents who have been exposed to multiple and different stressful events including conflict, family violence, poverty. Based on this study, Prof Nancy Glass wrote a blog, available here; and a research paper available here. Read a summary brief on this study here.
Lead Agency: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Project PI: Prof Nancy Glass
Development of an early parenting intervention to promote and support effective parenting practices in South Africa: The overall goal of this project is to design and manualise a proof of concept intervention to promote effective parenting practices and maternal coping skills, both of which have been shown to be related to the treatment (or maltreatment) of children. The intervention will be designed for delivery in group settings to new mothers in peri-urban and rural communities in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Read a report on this study here.Taking lessons from the mothers, the team developed - Sikhula ndawonye - a locally relevant, culturally appropriate parenting programme that aims to promote effective parenting practices and maternal coping skills, both of which have been shown to be related to the treatment (or maltreatment) of children. Watch Sikhula Ndawonye video series. Dr Tamaryn Cranksaw in collaboration with Elizabeth Dartnall wrote a blog post on this study, available here. Read a summary brief on parenting interventions here.
Lead Agency: Health Economics HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of KwaZulu Natal
Project PI: Dr Tamaryn Crankshaw
Identifying the causal effect of education on adult women’s experience of intimate partner violence and forced sex in Malawi & Uganda: This study will conduct a secondary analysis of data using the implementation of Universal Primary Education in Malawi and Uganda in the mid-1990s as natural experiments to elucidate the causal pathway between increased educational attainment and experience of GBV. Data come from the DHS collected in 2010 and 2011 for Malawi and Uganda. This study will use an experimental design to identify causal impacts of education on various forms of GBV in developing countries. A research paper has been published based on this study, available here - and a policy brief, available here. Read a summary brief on this study here.
For a presentation on this work see - Effect of education on women’s experience of intimate partner violence: Universal Primary Education as a natural experiment in Malawi and Uganda
Lead Agency: The Research Foundation of SUNY – SUNY at Stony Brook University
Project PIs: Julia Behrman, Amber Peterman, and Tia Palermo
A mixed methods study to test the effectiveness of TEVAW: a programme to reduce intimate partner violence through women’s empowerment, male peer groups, Tanzania: This project will undertake a 12 month randomized cluster control trial to investigate the effect of World’s Education’s Together to End Violence Against Women (TEVAW) programme in Tanzania. TEVAW aims to prevent IPV through combining women’s saving and credit groups, male peer groups and community gender dialogues. World Education will collaborate with Boston University’s Centre for Global Health and Development and a local research team to carry out this study. The research team produced a baseline report, research brief, GBV guide and Male peer group's guide. Final study report available here and a summary brief on this study available here.
Lead Agency: World Education Inc. /Bantwana Initiative
Project PIs: Associate Prof Lisa Messersmith and Research Assistant Prof Nafisa Halim
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