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

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.

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)

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

Published 1 January 2015