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A Play-based Life-skills Intervention - 25.3% vs. 11.1% Boys' Peer Violence Perpetration

Mon, 04/03/2023 - 04:48

Strategy researched

A structured play-based life-skills intervention implemented in schools in Pakistan to reduce intolerance, gender discrimination, and peer violence

Impact achieved

For peer violence victimisation, the reductions in the intervention and control arms were: 33.3% versus 27.8% for boys and 58.5% versus 21.3% for girls. For peer violence perpetration, the reductions were: 25.3% versus 11.1% for boys and 55.6% versus 27.6% for girls in the intervention and control arms, respectively. There were significant drops in mean depression scores (boys 7.2% versus 4.8% intervention and control and girls 9.5% versus 5.6% intervention and control).

Country of study


Research methodology

Cluster RCT


Global Health Action; 2020

Journal paper title and link

Right To Play's intervention to reduce peer violence among children in public schools in Pakistan: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Excerpt from Abstract

"A well-designed and implemented play-based life-skills intervention delivered in public schools in Pakistan is able to effect a significant reduction in peer violence."

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