Health / Emotional and sexual life - - Multi-country

Social norms and beliefs about gender based violence scale: a measure for use with gender based violence prevention programs in low-resource and humanitarian settings

29.10.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

Gender-based violence (GBV) primary prevention programs seek to facilitate change by addressing the underlying causes and drivers of violence against women and girls at a population level. Social norms are contextually and socially derived collective expectations of appropriate behaviours. Harmful social norms that sustain GBV include women’s sexual purity, protecting family honour over women’s safety, and men’s authority to discipline women and children.

This paper describes the formative research and psychometric testing of the Social Norms and Beliefs about Gender Based Violence (GBV) Scale. The Scale is designed to measure change over time in harmful social norms and personal beliefs associated with violence against women and girls among men and women community members in low resource and complex humanitarian settings.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Nancy Perrin , Mendy Marsh , Amber Clough, Amelie Desgroppes, Clement Yope Phanuel, Ali Abdi, Francesco Kaburu, Silje Heitmann, Masumi Yamashina, Brendan Ross, Sophie Read-Hamilton, Rachael Turner, Lori Heise, and Nancy Glass
  • Publishing house : Conflict and Health Journal
  • Publication date : 2019
  • Number of pages : 12
  • Language : English


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