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A public health approach to intimate partner violence prevention in Uganda: The SHARE project
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5471-9043
Rakai Health Sciences Program, Uganda.
Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, Uganda.
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2012 (English)In: Violence against Women, ISSN 1077-8012, E-ISSN 1552-8448, Vol. 18, no 12, 1390-1412 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research from Rakai, Uganda, suggests intimate partner violence (IPV) is common and attitudes condoning it are widespread. We used a public health approach to develop and implement an evidence-based IPV prevention intervention named the Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) Project. SHARE was designed on the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change and adapted IPV prevention strategies from Raising Voices and Stepping Stones. SHARE was implemented in four regions of Rakai. This article describes the design and implementation of SHARE, provides details on strategies and activities used, discusses challenges and lessons learned, and provides recommendations for other violence prevention programmers.

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Sage Publications, 2012. Vol. 18, no 12, 1390-1412 p.
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community-based intervention, intimate partner violence, Rakai, Uganda
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67826DOI: 10.1177/1077801212474874ISI: 000315337100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-67826DiVA: diva2:614316
Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-03 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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