“BIG Change Curriculum” Authored by Gemma Ferguson, (Technical Advisor, Equal Access International)
and Binita Shrestha (Nepal Country Representative, Equal Access International):
The B.I.G. (B: Begin to Question, I: Impart Life Skills and G: Go!) Change curriculum was developed for the facilitators of the Listening and Discussion groups and is designed to support them to facilitate weekly sessions with group members. By following each week of the curriculum, facilitators can guide group members through a planned approach to listening, discussion, activities, reflection and home-based tasks on a weekly basis.
“Social norms and women’s risk of intimate partner violence in Nepal” (Social Science & Medicine, Volume 202, Pages 162-169):
This report discusses the different effects social norms can have on a woman’s risk of IPV (intimate partner violence) and the findings and statistics of the change project. Additionally, it examines research surrounding the Partner Violence Norms Scale and its role in predicting a woman’s risk of physical and sexual IPV, as well as the degree to which community and individual perceptions and practices affect IPV.
“Evaluating a multicomponent social behavior change communication strategy to reduce intimate partner violence among married couples: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial in Nepal.” (BioMed Central (BMC) Public Health.):
This report examines Change Starts at Home’s role in filling the gap in evidence on the effectiveness of primary violence prevention strategies by utilizing a multi-component social behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy, as well as the multiple methods used to conduct the study.