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Dominic Chavez / World Bank

Lessons from SASA! Implementation in Haiti: A Community-Based Approach to Prevent VAWG

In Haiti, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is highly prevalent with 29 percent of ever-married women have experienced violence perpetrated by their most recent husband or partner. While social norms promoting unequal relations of power between men and women and norms condoning VAWG are widespread, SASA! was implemented as a norms shifting intervention to prevent VAWG in Haiti. This report documents the lessons learned from a review of the planning, implementation and evaluation of the SASA! intervention, a programme by Raising Voices and Beyond Borders’, which mobilised communities to catalyse violence prevention.

This report is divided into four sections. Following the background, the second section describes the methodology used to develop this report. The third section presents the results of the key discussions held from October 2016 to August 2017 during the planning, implementing and evaluation processes of SASA! in Haiti. The final section presents a series of recommendations based on lessons learned for future adaptation and scale up of community-based interventions in various settings.

Date published
  • 2018
  • Manuel E. Contreras
  • Patrick Richard
  • Sara Siebert
  • Junior Ovince
  • Alexandra Blackwell
Published by Inter-American Development Bank