Lessons from Adapting the Transforming Masculinities Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Behavior Change Approach to Address Family Planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Even with careful efforts to understand social norms and intentional focus on institutional-level and individual-level changes with influential actors, a range of program design, implementation, and contextual factors can influence program impact. This report explores learnings from adapting a social norms intervention seeking to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), called Transforming Masculinities, in rural Democratic Republic of Congo to address family planning in urban Kinshasa, DRC. The report closes with recommendations for developing and adapting programming which seeks to include social norms change as a key strategy to prevent and reduce SGBV and family planning.
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