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A public health approach to intimate partner violence prevention in Uganda: the SHARE Project

TitleA public health approach to intimate partner violence prevention in Uganda: the SHARE Project
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWagman, JA, Namatovu, F, Nalugoda, F, Kiwanuka, D, Nakigozi, G, Gray, R, Wawer, MJ, Serwadda, D
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume18
Pagination1390-412
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number1552-8448 (Electronic)1077-8012 (Linking)
Accession Number23419276
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.