A Public Health Approach to Intimate Partner Violence Prevention in Uganda: The SHARE Project

Jennifer A. Wagman, Fredinah Namatovu, Fred Nalugoda, Deus Kiwanuka, Gertrude Nakigozi, Ronald H Gray, Maria J Wawer, David Serwadda

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Abstract

Research from Rakai, Uganda, suggests intimate partner violence (IPV) is common and attitudes condoning it are widespread. We used a public health approach to develop and implement an evidence-based IPV prevention intervention named the Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) Project. SHARE was designed on the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change and adapted IPV prevention strategies from Raising Voices and Stepping Stones. SHARE was implemented in four regions of Rakai. This article describes the design and implementation of SHARE, provides details on strategies and activities used, discusses challenges and lessons learned, and provides recommendations for other violence prevention programmers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1390-1412
Number of pages23
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • community-based intervention
  • intimate partner violence
  • Rakai
  • Uganda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Wagman, J. A., Namatovu, F., Nalugoda, F., Kiwanuka, D., Nakigozi, G., Gray, R. H., ... Serwadda, D. (2012). A Public Health Approach to Intimate Partner Violence Prevention in Uganda: The SHARE Project. Violence Against Women, 18(12), 1390-1412. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801212474874