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Father Engagement - Intimate Partner Violence down 39%

Strategy researched
Sugira Muryango (SM - a home-visiting intervention linked to Rwanda's social protection system) and integrated promotion of father engagement and family violence prevention
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Research methodology
Cluster RCT with 1,049 families
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Excerpt from Abstract
"Children in SM families improved more on gross motor (d=0.162, 95% CI 0.065 to 0.260), communication (d=0.081, 95% CI 0.005 to 0.156), problem solving (d=0.101, 95% CI 0.002 to 0.179) and personal-social development (d=0.096, 95% CI −0.015 to 0.177) on the ASQ-3 [Ages and Stages Questionnaire - 3]. SM families showed increased father engagement (OR=1.592, 95% CI 1.069 to 2.368), decreased harsh discipline (incidence rate ratio, IRR=0.741, 95% CI 0.657 to 0.835) and intimate partner violence (IRR=0.616, 95% CI:0.458 to 0.828)."


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