23 April 2018
New fathers 40% less likely to use violence after attending Rutgers’ joint-programme in Rwanda
New research in Rwanda reveals engaging men as they become fathers helps to transform male attitudes towards women, reduce gender-based violence (GBV) and increase time spent on unpaid care work. These promising results come two years after the MenCare+ programme, the precursor of Rutgers’ current Prevention+ programme that engages men and boys to end GBV.
The results from a two year randomised controlled trial, were published in the journal PLOS ONE by Promundo, a partner in our Prevention+ programme. Nearly 600 men who participated in a 15-session MenCare+ programme in Rwanda, are now...
28 September 2017
Five Days of Violence Prevention (2-6 October)
The Prevention+ consortium is co-organiser of the second global expert meeting on gender-based violence prevention in Johannesburg, South Africa titled, "Five Days of Violence Prevention" from 2-6 October. Experts in attendance of the meeting will seek to strengthen efforts to develop violence prevention strategies for adaptation in different regional and national contexts. Rutgers will be represented by Ilze Smit who will talk about our experience with MenCare+, the lessons we've learnt, and the impact we've achieved with partners.
Five Days of Violence Prevention, Five Objectives
"Although significant progress has been made to respond to gender-based violence (GBV), in particular violence against women, much needs to be done to prevent violence from occuring in the first place." The Meeting's objectives are...