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.
Lead Agency: Rakai Health Sciences Program, Uganda
Research Team: Jennifer A. Wagman, Fred K. Nalugoda, Paul Fleming, Gertrude Nakigozi and Neema Nakyanjo