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aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol

Ahankari, Anand; Hayter, Mark; Whitfield, Clare; Ali, Parveen; Giridhari, Sneha; Tambe, Shruti; Kabra, Pratyush; Rayamane, Kranti; Ovseiko, Pavel

Authors

Parveen Ali

Sneha Giridhari

Shruti Tambe

Pratyush Kabra

Kranti Rayamane

Pavel Ovseiko



Abstract

Gender-based violence against women is a serious concern in India. This affects the health and wellbeing of victims and their dependents, such as children. Published evidence has documented a variety of reasons for such violence in Indian societies, paving a pathway to design, implement, and evaluate intervention models to address this issue. DEVELOP is a research study designed by UK and Indian research teams to plan future projects to address gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls in India. This study protocol provides detailed information on the objectives, research methods, data collection, storage, analysis, and dissemination plans of the DEVELOP. The first component is a survey of adolescent boys and girls from rural areas of Maharashtra state of India to understand their gender equality related knowledge and beliefs. The insight gathered will be used to design interventions targeted at adolescent populations through future research and development programmes. Secondly, an evaluation of the ‘Responsible Couples’ project will be conducted to assess its success and challenges, and to design suitable programme activities and models. The ‘Responsible Couples’ project is implemented in 40 villages of Maharashtra state to improve relationships in married couples, prevent violence against women, intervene during violence, and to provide support services for women and their family members. Research findings will be disseminated though public engagement events in India, international conferences, and peer reviewed publications. This will impact on the policy and work models of Indian partners to plan future project investments. Research findings will be also useful for local government authorities and other non-government agencies working on gender equality themes.

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Ahankari, A., Hayter, M., Whitfield, C., Ali, P., Giridhari, S., Tambe, S., …Ovseiko, P. (2019). aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol. F1000Research, 8, https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.19521.1

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 10, 2019
Online Publication Date Jun 24, 2019
Publication Date Jun 24, 2019
Deposit Date Jun 18, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jun 24, 2019
Journal F1000Research
Electronic ISSN 2046-1402
Publisher F1000Research
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Article Number 958
DOI https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.19521.1
Keywords Gender; Maharashtra; India; Adolescent; Violence; Evaluation
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/2004737
Publisher URL https://f1000research.com/articles/8-958/v1
Additional Information Referee status: Approved with reservations; Referee Report: 10.5256/f1000research.21401.r53221, Prashanth N Srinivas, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru, India, 16 Sep 2019, version 1, 1 approved with reservations; Grant Information: The DEVELOP project is formulated following a travel grant awarded to Prof Mark Hayter and Dr Anand Ahankari in May 2018 from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocated to the University of Hull, UK. The project received a dedicated grant in November 2018 from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocated to the University of Hull, UK. Dr Pavel Ovseiko is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme award STARBIOS2 [709517] and by the National Institute for Health Research, grant NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre [BRC-1215-20008] to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.; Copyright: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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© 2019 Ahankari A et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.





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