Stepping Stones and Creating Futures – randomised control trial
Young people in informal settlements in South Africa perpetrate and experience high levels of intimate partner violence, shaped by wide-scale economic marginalisation and entrenched gender inequalities. This project conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention to assess its effect on reducing the perpetration of IPV by men and the experience of IPV by women. This assessment runs alongside an integrated process and cost-effectiveness evaluation.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of Stepping Stones and Creating Futures on reducing the perpetration and experience of IPV in informal settlements
- Understand the contexts which support and hinder change in the intervention
- Assess the cost-effectiveness of the intervention
The study is a community randomised control trial (RCT), with 32 communities involved. There is a 24 month follow up for this study. Integrated qualitative research, including ethnography and in-depth interviews, captures participants’ experiences. An ingredients based cost-effectiveness evaluation is also completed.