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Raising Voices - Violence Reduction of 21%

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Strategy researched

Interactive group sessions, community campaigns, and activism

(raising voices)

Impact achieved

21% risk reduction of physical intimate partner violence against girls aged 15–19 in the female and male group intervention arm.

Country of study


Research methodology

3-arm cluster RCT; 2,670 at endline


PLOS ONE; 2018

Journal paper title and link

A cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of SAFE on spousal violence against women and girls in slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Excerpt from Abstract

"Regression analyses (female survey: baseline n = 2,666; endline n = 2,670) showed no effect of SAFE on IPV against women aged 15–29. However, sub-group analyses demonstrated 21% risk reduction of physical IPV against adolescent girls aged 15–19 in the female + male group intervention arm. A consistent reduction in sexual violence was observed in both female and female + male arms for both groups of women, but the results were not statistically significant."



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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 08/03/2023 - 03:54 Permalink

The impact nos. may be skewed taking into consideration that women may not speak/report such incidences.

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