Ending violence against women: Start young before it's too late

In this blog, Ravi Verma, ICRW-ARO Director and STRIVE member, explains why engaging young men and boys is essential for eradicating violence against women (VAW).

The blog outlines some of the pervasive causes and effects of VAW. For example, it highlights the role of social norms in shaping ideas about masculinities and perpetuating inequitable gender relations.

However, the blog also illustrates some encouraging interventions that ICRW has piloted among adolescent boys in India. Such projects indicate that it is possible to transform young people’s perceptions and attitudes regarding gender equality, and take early, positive steps to eradicating violence against women.

The blog is based on a presentation given at this year’s 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at UN headquarters in New York. 

Read the blog on ICRW's website.

Find out more about ICRW's Parivartan project, which builds on the influence of cricket coaches as role models in the lives of adolescent boys.


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