A Ugandan parenting programme to prevent gender-based violence: description and formative evaluation

Wight, D. , Sekiwunga, R., Namutebi, C., Zalwango, F. and Siu, G. E. (2022) A Ugandan parenting programme to prevent gender-based violence: description and formative evaluation. Research on Social Work Practice, 32(4), pp. 448-464. (doi: 10.1177/10497315211056246) (PMID:35431527) (PMCID:PMC7612614)

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Abstract

Purpose: To develop a culturally-sensitive intervention for the early prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) in Uganda. Methods: Programme design followed the 6SQuID model of intervention development and multi-sectorial advice. A formative evaluation was conducted in two communities with six groups and 138 participants. Findings: Four familial predictors of GBV were identified as potentially malleable: poor parent–child attachment, harsh parenting, inequitable gendered socialization and parental conflict. A community-based parenting programme was developed to address them. Its programme theory incorporates Attachment Theory, the concept that positive behavioural control develops emotional control, and Social Learning Theory. Its rationale, structure and content are presented using the TIDieR checklist. A formative evaluation showed the programme to be widely acceptable, culturally appropriate, and perceived to be effective, but also identified challenges. Conclusion: The careful development of this community-based parenting programme shows promise for the early prevention of GBV.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This study was conducted with funding from the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, the Bernard van Leer Foundation and the UK Medical Research Council, grant numbers: MC_UU_12017/9, MC_UU_12017/14, MC_UU_00022/1 and MC_UU_00022/3.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wight, Professor Danny
Authors: Wight, D., Sekiwunga, R., Namutebi, C., Zalwango, F., and Siu, G. E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Research on Social Work Practice
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1049-7315
ISSN (Online):1552-7581
Published Online:31 January 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Research on Social Work Practice 32(4): 448-464
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
656641Children, Young People, Families and Health ProgrammeDaniel WightMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/9IHW - MRC/CSO SPHU
727661Complexity in Health ImprovementLaurence MooreMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/14HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
3048231Complexity in healthSharon SimpsonMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_00022/1HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
3048231Relationships and healthKirstin MitchellMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_00022/3HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit