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Gender Socialisation - 5-Point Reduction in Physical IPV

Wed, 04/05/2023 - 06:44

Strategy researched

A gender socialisation (GS) intervention that addresses harmful gender norms and inculcates egalitarian spousal relationships, layered with components on financial literacy (FL) education and contraceptive counselling to bolster women's empowerment

Impact achieved

Quantitative results indicate that the programme significantly reduced physical intimate partner violence (IPV) by around 5 points in the GS and GSFL arms as compared with the control group, with marginal reductions in the group that received all 3 interventions. The intervention did not have an impact on non-physical forms of IPV.

Country of study


Research methodology

Cluster RCT


BMJ Global; 2022

Journal paper title and link

Intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention using a cross-sectoral couple-based intervention: results from a cluster randomised control trial in Ibadan, Nigeria

Excerpt from Abstract

"This study highlights the potential utility of gender transformative interventions for improving physical IPV outcomes. Future research should seek to understand the mechanisms that influence sexual and emotional IPV as their aetiology may be different from physical violence."


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