Community mentors as coaches: transforming gender norms through cricket among adolescent males in urban India

Madhumita Das, Ravi Verma, Sancheeta Ghosh, Samantha Ciaravino, Kelley Jones, Brian O'Connor, Elizabeth Miller

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Abstract

Addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) through the medium of male team sport may be a promising strategy for addressing interpersonal violence and gender norms transformation in urban communities. Parivartan is a violence prevention programme in a large slum community in Mumbai, India, which works with men and boys to reduce violence and promote gender-equitable attitudes and beliefs via membership of a cricket team and mentoring from coaches. This article discusses findings from a recent evaluation of the programme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-75
Number of pages15
JournalGender and Development
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • gender norms
  • masculinity
  • mentors
  • sport for development
  • urban community development
  • violence against women and girls (VAWG)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Gender Studies

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