DO KADAM BARABARI KI ORE – Violence Against Women
DO KADAM BARABARI KI ORE: Addressing violence against women and girls in Bihar is a collaborative effort by Population Council, Gender Violence & Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Centre for Catalyzing Change. This effort focuses on increasing understanding of the risk and protective factors underlying domestic violence to identify the most effective interventions to reduce the incidence of violence and the perceived threat of violence among women and girls, and scale up successful approaches in Bihar. This effort is being supported by Department for International Development (DFID).
This collaboration intends to identify and test innovative approaches using existing platforms like Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI), Self Help Groups and the public health system. Some of the models considered under this project are (i) life skills education program for adolescents, (ii) economic empowerment model for women, (iii) social norms marketing model for changing notions of masculinity and modifying lifestyle factors among men, (iv) community education program, involving PRI members to change social norms condoning VAW, and (v) health system screening and counseling intervention to identify and provide services for women at risk.
The interventions under this project are being implemented through the following platforms: