An intergenerational women's empowerment intervention to mitigate domestic violence: results of a pilot study in Bengaluru, India

Violence Against Women. 2012 Mar;18(3):346-70. doi: 10.1177/1077801212442628. Epub 2012 Apr 23.


A growing body of literature has documented the global prevalence of domestic violence against women of reproductive age as well as the association between violence and an array of adverse reproductive, psychosocial, and child health outcomes. However, there is a dearth of research on domestic violence prevention interventions in the peer-reviewed literature to guide program planning and policy-making efforts. In this article, the authors describe the development and assessment of the feasibility, acceptability, and potential effectiveness of an intergenerational women's empowerment-based intervention to mitigate domestic violence and related adverse health outcomes in low-income urban communities in Southern India.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Domestic Violence / prevention & control
  • Family Characteristics
  • Female
  • Health*
  • Humans
  • India
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects
  • Poverty*
  • Power, Psychological*
  • Spouse Abuse / prevention & control*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urban Population
  • Women's Health Services*
  • Women's Rights*
  • Young Adult