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Title: Breaking the cycle of violence : an impact evaluation report
Authors: Dibben, Andreana
Briguglio, Marie
Formosa Pace, Janice
Keywords: Crime -- Malta
Family violence
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Malta
Intimate partner violence
Public safety -- Malta
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Dibben, A., Briguglio, M. & Formosa Pace, J. (2020). Breaking the Cycle of Violence: An Impact Evaluation Report. Msida: University of Malta.
Abstract: This impact evaluation, carried out by a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Malta, is part of a project entitled ‘Breaking the Cycle of Violence’ and is co-funded by the Directorate for General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission delivered under the auspices of the Commission on Gender-based Violence and Domestic Violence within the Ministry for Justice, Equality and Governance.The aim of the research study was to identify the impact of a training intervention on the knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intent towards Violence Against Women (VAW) and gender equality among women with disabilities, migrant women, and Lesbian Bi-Sexual and Trans women, children and youths.The intervention being studied was that of a series of Information Sessions on the topic of VAW. These sessions were tailored to a number of groups of participants and were conducted by diverse members of the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability, the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement, the Migrant Women Association Malta, the Malta Girl Guides and the Scouts Association Malta, all of whom were partners in the project. Indicators of change were to be observed in the extent of Knowledge about types of violence; about services; in Attitudes towards violence against women; gender stereotyping of self/others; gender-based teasing or harassment of peers; intent to seek help, intervene or report following exposure to violence.
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