Development Marketplace 2018: Diffusion of gender norms change at the community level in Nepal

Project Summary:

This project, spearheaded by Equal Access and Emory University, seeks to minimize the gap in evidence on the diffusion of gender norms in low-income settings, with the end goals of preventing violence against women (VAW) more broadly. In this light, the project investigates the diffusion effects of an existing norms-change intervention by identifying the characteristics which support the diffusion through mixed-methods analysis of existing data spanning over 24 months, and maps the longitudinal diffusion of ideas, attitudes, and practices within a community through participatory research and GPS documentation of support for violence-free households.

Country: Nepal

Lead agency: Equal Access International

PI: Kyleigh Payne

Blogs:
Jimirebhar Says ‘NO’ to Violence
Building A ‘Violence-free’ Community!

Poster:
Diffusion of Gender Norms Change at the Community Level in Nepal

Webinar:
Change Starts at Home - Intervening on social norms to prevent intimate partner violence against women in Nepal