Violence Against Women amid COVID-19: The Effects of Social and Traditional Media Campaigns to Empower Women

Last registered on April 05, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Violence Against Women amid COVID-19: The Effects of Social and Traditional Media Campaigns to Empower Women
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007459
Initial registration date
April 01, 2021

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
April 05, 2021, 10:16 AM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Harvard University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
PI Affiliation
MIT
PI Affiliation
MIT

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2020-06-17
End date
2021-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Systematic reviews of violence against women in the Arab world highlight the high prevalence of gender based and intimate partner violence (GBV and IPV) alongside the need for more research to inform prevention and response. Women's exposure to GBV and IPV may be especially acute amid COVID-19, which has led to a notable increase in reported violence, particularly in the Global South. Building on recent studies on the role of edutainment and community-level interventions in combatting GBV and IPV, we partnered with an Egyptian women’s rights non-governmental organization to examine an intervention delivered amid COVID-19 via traditional and social media that are widely used in the Egyptian context. We measure the degree to which the intervention shifts attitudes toward GBV and IPV, knowledge about resources, and behaviors in response.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Christia, Fotini et al. 2021. "Violence Against Women amid COVID-19: The Effects of Social and Traditional Media Campaigns to Empower Women." AEA RCT Registry. April 05. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7459
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
See pre-analysis plan.
Intervention Start Date
2020-07-18
Intervention End Date
2020-10-11

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
See pre-analysis plan.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
See pre-analysis plan.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
10,823 completed baseline survey, 5,828 enrolled in intervention, 4,165 completed endline survey
Sample size: planned number of observations
6,000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Not applicable
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
MIT’s Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects
IRB Approval Date
2020-06-16
IRB Approval Number
2006000174
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

Egypt_PAP_Survey_04012021.pdf

MD5: 00846dee99422acd2843207804ed4f5d

SHA1: fcca1a7e0e57f7fab6e44ec5bcc3937820fc8d4c

Uploaded At: April 01, 2021

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
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Reports & Other Materials