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Gender-Based Violence Interventions: Impact and Way Forward

Gender-Based Violence Interventions: Impact and Way Forward

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The State of Gender Equality – #GenderGaps with Dr Nayreen Daruwalla on Gender-Based Violence Interventions: Impact and Way Forward.

Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) at IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to

The State of Gender Equality 

Gender-Based Violence Interventions: Impact and Way Forward

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 18:00 IST (GMT+5:30)
Platform: Zoom and Facebook live

Dr Nayreen Daruwalla
Dr Nayreen Daruwalla, Director, Program on Prevention of Violence against Women and Children & Project TARA, SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), Mumbai

Dr Nayreen Daruwalla holds a PhD. degree in Social Psychology and has worked on gender-based violence for the last twenty years. She has developed the program of Prevention of Violence against Women and Children at SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), a non-profit organization working on public health issues in Mumbai. She serves as Director for SNEHA, leading the programs on prevention of gender-based violence with communities in urban informal settlements.

With a background in clinical psychology, her expertise is in conceptualizing model interventions to prevent violence for adaption and replication in low and middle-income countries. Particular focuses are on mental health and gender-based violence, counseling interventions, community development and response, and changing the institutional response to gender-based violence.

Her work includes partnerships with University College London on research projects and on replication and adaptation of the gender-based violence model with government and non-government organizations in India. Her interdisciplinary background and research have contributed to the discourse on gender-based violence in South Asia.

Currently, Dr Daruwalla has designed the scope, content, and measures of the effect of a complex intervention for primary and secondary prevention of gender-based violence in India. She is the principal investigator from SNEHA on a cluster randomized controlled trial to prevent violence against women and girls in urban settlements of Mumbai. Additionally, she has managed projects on sexuality and health of adolescents and large public engagement projects involving art and science. 

Vibhuti Patel
Prof Vibhuti Patel, Former Professor, TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Poonam Kathuria
Poonam Kathuria, Director, Society for Women’s Action and Training Initiative-SWATI

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About the Talk

The gender gap in societies is reflected in social, political, intellectual, cultural, or economic attainments or attitudes. The relationship between gender and violence is complex. Evidence suggests that gender inequalities increase the risk of violence by men against women and inhibit the ability of those affected to seek protection. All forms of violence against women and girls remain a major deterrent to bridging this gender gap. 

Programs on prevention of violence against women and girls needs to develop and sustain high‐impact strategies for primary prevention, ensure survivors’ access to protection and justice, empower women to claim their rights, mobilize communities around ‘zero tolerance for violence,’ and respond to the needs and rights of excluded and neglected groups.

Programs need to prioritize enhanced coordination of the state’s response to crimes against women through convergence to provide a coordinated response to survivors of violence and reinforce their roles in ensuring basic social, civil, and economic security for women.

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