“It’s not just telling them that you have a right not to be beaten, but where to go if this happens, what you can do, who will help you."
Voice of America investigates efforts to empower women and end gender-based violence in Bangladesh. The story features key Population Council research on women’s empowerment programs in Dhaka.
“Their study of more than 12,000 participants showed that the program reduced violence against women and girls. When men were included in activities, violence dropped even more.
“More people used contraceptives, and more victims of violence sought help from informal sources of support. Among adolescent married girls, sexual and physical violence decreased from a range of 9 to 20 percent among different sample groups.”