Gender Socialisation - 5-Point Reduction in Physical IPV
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
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
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."