Gender-based violence is a global emergency that has only worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many approaches and strategies have been taken up to prevent gender-based violence (GBV). Lately, there is an increasing agreement in the field of social development that it is important to start working with men and boys to prevent gender-based violence and address harmful social norms.
Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ) and Pramiti Philanthrophy with support from ATE Chandra Foundation conducted a study to understand the work of practitioners who have been involved in engaging men and boys in the prevention of gender-based violence in India. The overall objective of the study was to identify interventions with men and boys that had been effective in preventing gender-based violence (GBV) and the data and learning systems were used to understand the effectiveness of the interventions. The study looked at the work of 68 indigenous community-based organisations and individuals from 14 states and understood the lessons from their work on preventing gender-based violence by involving men and boys.
The dissemination meeting was organised to share the findings of the study and to discuss future discourse on 22 November 2021 on ZOOM platform, where more than 78 participants participated from across the country. The meeting also explored how community-based organisations could develop their ‘Programme Theory’ and operational monitoring mechanisms and hopefully contribute to developing robust and grounded learning mechanisms for such work.
Dr. Abhijit Das presented the findings of the study and Ms. Enakshi Ganguli chaired the session. Ranjani K Murthy, Amrita Pitre, Deep Purukayastha and Nayreen Daruawala shared their inputs and comments on the study.
Link of the meeting recording click here