Social norms theory and practice: resources from STRIVE workshop

Presentations on how a social norms perspective might be applied to partner violence and other issues. 

In January 2013, STRIVE brought together a group of researchers and practitioners in a three-day meeting that aimed to:

  • explore the utility of applying a social norms perspective to intimate partner violence, child marriage and other social issues
  • catalyse a dialogue between practitioners who are seeking to transform norms and thinkers who are developing and testing social norms theory
  • build capacity to incorporate a social norms perspective when designing programmes and to capture shifts in norms as part of programme evaluation.

Presentations are available to download below.

Theory

Introductions to concepts and applications

Issues

Short reflections to trigger discussion on applying social norms theory

Interventions

Programmes addressing violence against women

Application

Learning, measurement and take-home implications

For photographs from the meeting, see the gallery.

Measures needed

Gerry Mackie, General considerations in measuring social norms

 

 Social norms relations

Lori Heise, Take-home messages from the STRIVE norms meeting

 

Understanding of social norms

Javier Guillot, Shifting norms around gender and violence

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