Reducing Intimate Partner Violence of Disadvantaged Women in Monrovia: An Experiment with Red Cross’s Women Training and Integration Program
The civil war in Liberia killed around 10 percent of the population and displaced a majority. Even after more than 15 years of peace, the country is still suffering from the lasting impacts of its civil war, one of them being a permissive environment to violence in everyday lives. While violence against women and girls was systematically mobilized during the war, intimate partner violence (IPV) is highly prevalent in today's Liberia. To address IPV among a war-affected population, the research team will conduct a randomized controlled trial with 1,200 disadvantaged women in Monrovia, Liberia. They will evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated female empowerment program of vocational training, business capital grants, and psychosocial support targeted towards marginalized women in war-torn communities.