|TITLE: Unpacking the Role of Women’s Collectives in Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia
AUTHOR: Subhalakshmi Nandi, Alpaxee Kashyap
PUBLISHED IN: South Asian Journal of Law, Policy, and Social Research. Volume I. Issue I (2020)
ABSTRACT: This study by International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) included a literature review of IPV programs in women’s collectives in South Asia, analysis of IPV interventions in government SHG programs in India, and interviews with key stakeholders and female members of SHG programs and collectives in India. The results show that women’s collectives that incorporate feminist training are a safe space for women seeking help. They also show that intentionally addressing IPV is key to enhancing the outcomes of women’s economic participation.
COUNTRY/REGION COVERED: South Asia