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20 September 2016

Prevalence and drivers of violence in informal settlements in eThekwini, South Africa - Project Empower/HEARD

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  • VAWG themes: VAWG & Economic Empowerment
  • Country: South Africa
  • Project: Stepping Stones and Creating Futures - South Africa

IPV is significantly higher in informal settlements. This study looks at a participatory group-based intervention to reduce IPV through strengthening livelihoods and transforming gender norms. Through a study of socio-demographics and IPV, it becomes clear that simply applying an economic strengthening intervention without accompanying gender transformative interventions may in fact exacerbate the problem of IPV.

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