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Intergenerational Women's Empowerment Intervention to Mitigate Domestic Violence: Results of a Pilot Study in Bengaluru, India

NCJ Number
Violence Against Women Volume: 18 Issue: 3 Dated: March 2012 Pages: 346-370
Suneeta Krishnan; Kalyani Subbiah; Sajida Khanum; Prabha S. Chandra; Nancy S. Padian
Date Published
March 2012
25 pages
This study examined domestic violence prevention efforts in Bengaluru, India.
A growing body of literature has documented the global prevalence of domestic violence against women of reproductive age as well as the association between violence and an array of adverse reproductive, psychosocial, and child health outcomes. However, there is a dearth of research on domestic violence prevention interventions in the peer-reviewed literature to guide program planning and policymaking efforts. In this article, the authors describe the development and assessment of the feasibility, acceptability, and potential effectiveness of an intergenerational women's empowerment-based intervention to mitigate domestic violence and related adverse health outcomes in low-income urban communities in Southern India. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.