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Unite for a Better Life: Adapting an IPV Prevention Intervention for a Humanitarian Context

Dr. Vandana Sharma and Samuel Tewolde Gebretsadik present the process of adapting the Unite for a Better Life (UBL) programme to a humanitarian context and Somali culture. The adaptation involved displacement-related changes in norms.

UBL is a gender-transformative programme to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV. It is delivered by trained facilitators to groups of women, men or couples within the context of the traditional coffee ceremony in rural Ethiopia, or tea talks in a Somali refugee context. Through participatory, skills-building sessions, the programme targets the underlying social, cultural and behavioural determinants of IPV in these contexts.

This is the second webinar in a three-part series.

  • Watch the first webinar here.
  • Watch the third webinar here.