The One Community One Family project adapted and tested the effectiveness of Sammanit Jeevan (Living with Dignity) - a family focused intervention designed to reduce any form of gender-based violence by husbands, change harmful social and gender norms and improve the economic conditions of young married women living in communities with high rates of migrancy.
The programme provided young married women, their husbands, and cohabiting mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law with three workshop series that combined gender transformative norms, economic empowerment, and income generating activities (IGAs) that were led by the young married women with support from husbands and in-laws and skills-based training by existing organisations to help them maintain the IGAs.
The evaluation study was conducted in rural migrant communities of Baglung District in Nepal. Quantitative data was collected from participants enrolled into the study at 4 time points (Baseline, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months). This was a collaborative project between the South African Medical Research Council, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Nepal and Bhimapokhara Youth Club (BYC) and was done from 2016 to 2018 as part of the DFID-funded 'What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls' global programme.