Community mentors as coaches: transforming gender norms through cricket among adolescent males in urban India
This article examines Parivartan, a violence prevention programme in Mumbai which promotes equal gender attitudes
Addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) through the medium of male team sport may be a promising strategy for addressing interpersonal violence and gender norms transformation in urban communities. Parivartan is a violence prevention programme in a large slum community in Mumbai, India, which works with men and boys to reduce violence and promote gender-equitable attitudes and beliefs via membership of a cricket team and mentoring from coaches. This article discusses findings from a recent evaluation of the programme.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s STRIVE Programme which is led by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Das, M; Verma, R; Ghosh, S; Ciaravino, S; Jones, K; O;Connor, B; Miller, E. Community mentors as coaches: transforming gender norms through cricket among adolescent males in urban India. Gender and Development 23 (1) 61-75. [DOI: 10.1080/13552074.2015.1013675]