Results from Parivartan highlight receptiveness among boys, coaches and their families to develop healthy attitudes towards girls

30 May 2012
Richa Bansal

Findings from STRIVE partner ICRW's study of the Parivartan Program were released today at a launch event and panel discussion attended by representatives from the UN, the Delhi government and a number of national and international organizations.

Dr. Ravi Verma, Regional Director, ICRW explained, “Parivartan is all about changing institutions. Bringing together two key institutions of education and sports, we have demonstrated in a modest way that it is possible to sustain behavioral changes if the model of change is formally integrated in an institutional framework.”

The need to integrate the key concepts behind Parivartan at policy level was pointedly reiterated by the panelists present at today's launch. As part of its immediate next steps, ICRW is planning to establish a joint advocacy forum, partnering with like-minded organizations to lobby for policy uptake of the Parivartan concept on a larger scale. At the same time, ICRW will engage with other organizations to scale up the current model and explore the potential of including critical components on sexuality and HIV within the next phase.

More STRIVE news about Parivartan

Download ICRW's report Engaging Coaches and Athletes in Fostering Gender Equity

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