Reply To: Reflect and discuss: Prevention strategies


    In our areas of engagement, violence against women and girls has been commonplace, but during COVID-19, intimate partner violence in particular, has become even more prevalent. Couples programs and community-level initiatives built into our initiatives for the economic and social empowerment of women would be successful in challenging these damaging gender conventions. Because of their increased vulnerability due to total economic dependency on their spouse, we require medium- to long-term remedies. Considering that many people in my town become parents at a young age and have little experience with parenting, parenting classes may also be quite helpful.