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Reducing Intimate Partner Violence of Disadvantaged Women in Monrovia: An Experiment with Red Cross’s Women Training and Integration Program
Last registered on October 15, 2019

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Trial Information
General Information
Title
Reducing Intimate Partner Violence of Disadvantaged Women in Monrovia: An Experiment with Red Cross’s Women Training and Integration Program
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0004488
Initial registration date
October 14, 2019
Last updated
October 15, 2019 9:47 AM EDT
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of California, Santa Cruz
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2019-04-01
End date
2022-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The civil war in Liberia killed around 10% of the population and displaced a majority. Even after more than 15 years of peace, the country is still suffering from the lasting impacts of its civil war, one of them being a permissive environment to violence in everyday lives. While violence against women and girls was systematically mobilized during the war, intimate partner violence (IPV) is highly prevalent in today's Liberia. To address IPV among a war-affected population, we conduct a randomized controlled trial with 1,200 disadvantaged women in Monrovia, Liberia. We evaluate the effectiveness of an unusually intensive female empowerment program that integrates psychosocial support with vocational training and business capital grants targeted towards marginalized women in slum communities.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Park, David Sungho. 2019. "Reducing Intimate Partner Violence of Disadvantaged Women in Monrovia: An Experiment with Red Cross’s Women Training and Integration Program." AEA RCT Registry. October 15. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4488-1.0.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The core intervention of this project is the Women Training and Integration (WIN) Program managed by the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS). The 12-month program aims to empower its participants not only economically through vocational training along with business capital grants but also psychosocially via counseling and community sensitization. The program is extensive also in that the participants are to attend the program for 5 days a week during the 12-month period.
Intervention Start Date
2019-04-22
Intervention End Date
2022-03-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
intimate partner violence (IPV), psychological well being
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
IPV outcomes will be categorized into emotional, physical, and sexual violence, as well as controlling behavior.
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The evaluation will be conducted in 3 waves: Wave 1 (2019-2020), Wave 2 (2020-2021), and Wave3 (2021-2022). In each wave, there will be 200 treatment and 200 control women, for a total sample size of 1,200.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Individual.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1,200 Individuals.
Sample size: planned number of observations
1,200 Individuals.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
600 individuals treatment, and 600 individuals control.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
The MDE for the binary outcome of whether experienced physical/sexual IPV is 8%p (or 16%) on a control mean prevalence of 51%. The control mean was constructed from our baseline survey for Wave 1's sample in April 2019, and the MDE was calculated at 5% significance level and 80% power.
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Liberia
IRB Approval Date
2019-02-14
IRB Approval Number
19-02-156
IRB Name
University of California, Santa Cruz
IRB Approval Date
2019-04-02
IRB Approval Number
3307