Protection From Gender-based Violence in Cote d'Ivoire

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Innovations for Poverty Action
International Rescue Committee
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jhumka Gupta, Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01629472
First received: June 13, 2012
Last updated: March 15, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
  Purpose

There is some evidence that suggests that economic empowerment and challenging gender inequalities and prevailing ideas on masculinities will lead to a decrease in levels of partner violence. However, there is still a gap in our understanding of what elements are required. This project evaluates whether participation within a savings group and a discussion group confronting gender norms will lead to an increase in women's individual agency and decision-making ability that will improve their economic independence and decrease intimate partner violence in their homes.


Condition Intervention
Domestic Violence
Family and Household
Behavioral: VSLA + Gender dialogue groups

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Protection From Gender-based Violence in Cote d'Ivoire

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess differences in past year, self-reported intimate partner violence (physical and sexual)between treatment and control groups. This will be assessed using the CTS-2 scale [ Time Frame: 24 months post baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 981
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: VSLA + gender dialogue groups: treatment Behavioral: VSLA + Gender dialogue groups
Dialogue groups discussing household discussion making and gender norms facilitated by IRC.
Active Comparator: VSLA only: control Behavioral: VSLA + Gender dialogue groups
Dialogue groups discussing household discussion making and gender norms facilitated by IRC.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No Prior experiences with microcredit programs
  • 18+
  • Source of stable income

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 18+
  • prior experience with microcredit
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01629472

Locations
Côte D'Ivoire
International Rescue Committee
Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Innovations for Poverty Action
International Rescue Committee
Investigators
Principal Investigator: jhumka gupta, ScD Yale University
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jhumka Gupta, Assistant PRofessor, Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01629472     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 7162336
Study First Received: June 13, 2012
Last Updated: March 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Yale University
United States: Innovations for Poverty Action
United States: International Rescue Committee (NY Headquarters)
Cote d'Ivoire: International Rescue Committee

Keywords provided by Yale University:
Gender norms
Financial Autonomy
Economic Well-being

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 23, 2014