Gender Responsiveness Assessment Scale (GRAS) and the elements of good practice for gender mainstreaming (GM) used
Potentially transformative as there is a focus on masculinity and transforming stereotypes around masculinity and violence. The programme provides grassroots interventions to change men’s behaviour and attitudes. Most of the male-led institutions from which men are engaged (e.g. the police) still enforce existing power dynamics that perpetuate partner violence, requiring training in gender sensitivity, consciousness-raising on violence against women and appreciation of the law.
Other good practice aspects include evaluation of the MPP both process and lessons learned. Initial results have shown an increased level of awareness about domestic violence among men, faster action in domestic violence cases by men in authority and male-led counselling of men caught in the cycle of domestic violence. For example, 76 perpetrators of violence (36 in old areas and 40 in new areas) were counselled; and monthly CMG reports indicated that success occurred in 65 per cent; and of the 50 cases, about half had stopped physically abusing their spouses. Moreover, in 2008, about 6,322 (3,524 from old communes and 2,798 in new programme areas) were reached through information campaigns, fliers or house-to-house visits.