Monday, November 5, 2018

Cash transfer, behavior change reduce 26pc gender violence: study

Direct cash transfers coupled with behaviour change communication could reduce violence against women inflicted by their partners by 26 per cent, a study has revealed. ‘Our study in Bangladesh found that the combination of transfers and behaviour change communication led to women experiencing less violence from their partners. But transfers alone did not have this effect,’ said the study conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute and Cornell University. The researchers of the IFPRI and Cornell University conducted the study in Bangladesh titled Transfers, Behaviour Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence: Post-programme Evidence from Rural Bangladesh. ‘The study results suggest that adding behaviour change communication, which we found... Read More