Development Marketplace 2016: Preventing gender based partner violence among youth with a new school based course “Harmonious Couple Relationships”

Project Summary:

This project aimed to fully develop, roll out, and properly measure a new school-based youth education course “Harmonious Couple Relationships” to prevent gender based partner violence among youth. The course was rolled out in 21 schools (5% of functioning high schools in Moldova), providing for sufficient diversity of schools, participants, and teachers. The effects on student learning was measured and recommendations were developed to help improve course design, implementation and national scale-up. Final materials are available for use by all functional high schools in Moldova. 

Country: Moldova

Lead AgencyInternational Center for Women Rights Protection and Promotion “La Strada”

Research Team: Daniela Misail-Nichitin, Valentina Olaru and Diana Cheianu

Blog:
Adolescents, gender roles and intimate partner relationships in Moldova

Poster:
Preventing gender-based partner violence among youth with a new school-based course: “Harmonious Couple Relationships”

Research Report:
Changes caused by the optional course “Harmonious family relationships”, at the level of perceptions, stereotypes and attitudes 

Summary Report:
Changes caused by the optional course “Harmonious family relationships”, at the level of perceptions, stereotypes and attitudes 

Summary Brief:
Reducing gender-based violence through investments in education