Shifting Perceptions IPV Among Beneficiaries of Indashyikirwa: An IPV Prevention Programme in Rwanda
This paper draws on baseline and midline qualitative research undertaken to inform the evaluation of the Indashyikirwa program, which aims to reduce Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and support equitable, healthy relationships in Rwanda. The program offers a 5-month curriculum among couples who are either legally married or live together and with at least one partners being an active member of CARE’s VSLA program. The paper asks what are the perceived consequences of various forms of IPV among couples and opinion leaders that completed the Indashyikirwa trainings. The paper also seeks to unpack how beneficiaries’ perceptions were influenced through the trainings, and highlights the implications for the ongoing program and broader IPV prevention work.