A key challenge underlying the gap between policy and program commitments in India and the reality of women’s lives is the dearth of evidence on what works and what does not work to change notions of masculinity and femininity, reverse norms at the community level that condone marital violence, and reduce women’s experience of intimate partner violence. The Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) program aimed to fill this evidence gap. Do Kadam was implemented by the Population Council, the Centre for Catalyzing Change, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with support from the Department for International Development, UK. This brief gives a synopsis of the program and discusses challenges in implementing and evaluating social sector programs to reduce violence against women and girls.
Santhya, K.G. and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy. 2017. "Reducing violence against women and girls in India: Lessons from the Do Kadam programme," brief. New Delhi: Population Council.
Reducing Violence Against Women and Girls in India