This policy brief describes an intervention, the Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore (Two Steps Towards Equality) project in Patna district, India that sought to train locally elected representatives to act as change agents to promote egalitarian gender norms among men and women in their communities, and the effects of exposure to the project among members of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs, local self-governance bodies) and men and women from the community. The project was undertaken by the Population Council, together with partners, the Centre for Catalysing Change and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and with support from UKaid. Findings indicate that the program had a mixed effect in changing community members’ awareness, attitudes, and practices related to violence against women and girls.
Santhya, K.G. and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy. 2017. "Training locally elected representatives to act as change agents to promote egalitarian gender norms: Lessons learned from the Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore programme—Policy brief." New Delhi: Population Council.
Reducing Violence Against Women and Girls in India
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