Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence: Stakeholders Meeting Report

MAISHA stakeholders meeting report.pdf

Intimate partner violence (IPV) causes suffering, disempowers women, promotes male dominance, breaks national laws and is associated with increased HIV risk. A great many stakeholders stand to gain from evidence on how to reduce IPV effectively. 

The Maisha study in Mwanza assesses the effectiveness of microfinance and gender training in reducing partner violence and related HIV risk. On 31 August 2016, the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) organised an in depth meeting in order to:

  • provide an overview of the STRIVE Research Partnership Consortium
  • provide an overview and update on progress with the Maisha study in Mwanza
  • learn about intervention programmes currently being implemented in Tanzania to prevent IPV
  • provide a forum for policy makers, programme implementers, researchers and other stakeholders to engage on the issue of IPV and agree on how to work together effectively

This report summarises the meeting presentations and the key discussion points that followed, including:

  • Alcohol and IPV
  • The impact of IPV on children
  • Couple communication
  • Adolescent HIV testing
  • UNICEF’s Pathfinder initiative
  • A national GBV forum

Related resources

Maisha: Microfinance and gender training to reduce violence against women (brochure)

Maisha - Life (video)

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