Community mentors as coaches: transforming gender norms through cricket among adolescent males in urban India

Abstract

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.

Citation

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]

Community mentors as coaches: transforming gender norms through cricket among adolescent males in urban India

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