Using Cultural Ceremonies to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Transmission in Ethiopia

Researchers:
Negussie Deyesa
Jessica Leight
Vandana Sharma
Fabio Verani
Samuel Tewolde
Fieldwork by:
Location:
Meska, Mareko, Sedo and Silte districts in Ethiopia
Sample:
128 villages
Timeline:
2014 - 2014
Target group:
  • Men and boys
  • Rural population
  • Women and girls
Outcome of interest:
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Violence
Intervention type:
  • Community-driven development
AEA RCT registration number:
AEARCTR-0000211
Notes:
This evaluation was started while Vandana Sharma was a staff member at J-PAL

Researchers are evaluating the impact of a community-based intervention focused on Intimate Partner Violence and HIV delivered in the context of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony, a culturally established forum for community discussion and conflict resolution.