Training Local Leaders to Prevent Gender-Based Violence in Peru

  • R Research Project/Report/Study

Key Information

Gender-based violence is a global problem, but little rigorous research exists on the effectiveness of interventions that aim to reduce and prevent such violence. Violence is the result of the complex interplay of several factors, including social norms and attitudes. In Peru, researchers are partnering with the government to provide training to local leaders to become community health volunteers and to work with their communities and key stakeholders towards shifting attitudes regarding gender, work with their communities at various levels, and increase skills to detect women at risk. They will evaluate the impact of this training on the incidence of gender-based violence and on women’s physical and mental health.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


2018 - 2022




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Anonymous donor


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Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations of Peru

COVID-19 Response


Government Affiliation


Ministry Affiliation


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Community leaders


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School Enrolment Status

Population of interest is not school-aged

School Level

  • N/A

Other populations reached

  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Other activities to address/end violence (not captured above)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

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Cross-cutting goals

  • Reduced intimate partner violence
  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)