Major gender inequalities exist in Niger; physical violence against women is ubiquitous. Training on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) was integrated into a pre-existing care group program in rural Niger providing cascading training on infant and young child feeding and maternal and child health to 5,000 women and men. Statistically significant improvements were observed in attitudes towards physical violence, forced sexual intercourse and roles of wives in financial decision-making. Overall, pilot results demonstrate that SGBV messaging can be successfully integrated into Care Group (CG) interventions.

Presented by: Bruce W Larkin, doctoral candidate (MD) at the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, and Julie Tanaka, the Senior International Nutrition Advisor for Samaritan’s Purse

Resources Shared

  • Article: Training Care Groups in SGBV in Rural Niger (PDF)
  • Curricula:
    • GBV training in English and French,
    • Module GSBV French
    • SASA Faith Training Manual