Preventing Intimate-partner Violence: Impact Evaluation of Engaging Men Through Accountable Practice in Eastern DRC
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02765139|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 6, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Intimate Partner Violence Domestic Violence Family Relations||Behavioral: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice Other: Alternative intervention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||1387 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Preventing Intimate-partner Violence: Impact Evaluation of Engaging Men Through Accountable Practice in Eastern DRC|
|Study Start Date :||February 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
Experimental: EMAP Treatment
Engaging Men through Accountable Practice: 30 communities are matched into 15 pairs on a set of socio-demographic characteristic and within each pair, 15 treatment sites are randomly selected. Within each treatment community, all adult men (20+ years old) are eligible to participate in the EMAP intervention. A random draw of 50 participants determines who will participate in EMAP in case more than 50 eligible men express interest.
Behavioral: Engaging Men through Accountable Practice
Engaging Men through Accountable Practice aims to engage men as agents of change through structured, weekly discussions with committed groups of men. It aims to address entrenched views of gender roles and identify positive models of masculinity. The approach follows a structured series of discussions designed to explore existing understandings of masculinity and create more positive models of what it means to be a 'good' man, promoting self-reflection and pushing men to analyze and change their own power and privilege. This methodology begins with a series of discussions with women to inform men's dialogue groups, and includes continuous feedback loops with women throughout the process so that the work with men is grounded in, and accountable to, women's views and objectives.
In the 15 control sites, the male participants will receive an alternative intervention focused on a non-gender topic of 16 weekly sessions for men only.
Other: Alternative intervention
Control communities will receive an alternative intervention focused on a non-gender topic of 16 weekly sessions for men only.
- Change in baseline prevalence of intimate-partner violence [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 months follow-up ]Change in the % of women who self-report experience of violence by their male partner. The women interviewed are the partners of the male study participants.
- Change in acceptability of intimate partner violence [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 months follow-up ]Change in the % of women (partners of participants) and men (participants) who report that violence is acceptable in at least one of the situations listed in the survey.
- Change in intention to commit violence [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 months follow-up ]Change in the % of male participants who report that they are likely to become violent in a list of situations. Scale used: Proximal Antecedents to Violent Episodes.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02765139
|Congo, The Democratic Republic of the|
|International Rescue Committee|
|Bukavu, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the|
|International Rescue Committee|
|Goma, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the|
|Principal Investigator:||Julia Vaillant, PhD||World Bank|