Development Marketplace 2016: Designing a gender-transformative intervention to involve men and boys in the prevention of IPV against women and girls in rural Uganda

Project Summary:

This project is a collaboration between Rakai Health Sciences Program and University of California, San Diego. A mixed methods approach was used to: identify barriers to engaging men and boys in efforts to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls in Rakai, Uganda; assess norms surrounding gender and masculinity; and develop a framework for involving men and boys in a gender-transformative intervention to reduce male perpetrated IPV. Findings sought to increase our understanding of men’s participation in IPV prevention and masculinity norms; and result in a new model for IPV prevention for men and boys. 

Country: Uganda

Lead AgencyRakai Health Sciences Program, Uganda

Research Team: Jennifer A. Wagman, Fred K. Nalugoda, Paul Fleming, Gertrude Nakigozi and Neema Nakyanjo

Blogs:
A gender-transformative approach to involving men in violence prevention in Uganda
Engaging men and boys in the prevention of violence against women in Uganda

Journal Article:
Process evaluation of the SHARE intervention for preventing intimate partner violence and HIV infection in Rakai, Uganda

Poster:
Designing a gender-transformative intervention to involve men and boys in the prevention of intimate partner violence against women and girls in rural Uganda

SVRI Forum 2017 Presentation