Parivartan manual for coaches


A guide for sports coaches and mentors working with schools and communities in the Parivartan programme to encourage gender equality and reduce gender-based violence. "Parivartan" means "change for the better". STRIVE partner, the International Center for Research on Women, works on this sports-based intervention with a range of other partners:

  • Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF)
  • Mumbai School Sports Association (MSSA)
  • Breakthrough

Many young boys learn about being a man through sports. In sports, boys are encouraged to be aggressive, strong, competitive and tough. These behaviours may be appropriate on the field but boys need to learn that aggression is not an acceptable response to conflict.

(from the Manual)

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