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Table 1 Objectives of The MAISHA curriculum (Wanawake Na Maisha)

From: A cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact on intimate partner violence of a 10-session participatory gender training curriculum delivered to women taking part in a group-based microfinance loan scheme in Tanzania (MAISHA CRT01): study protocol

Objective number Intended outcome for participants is that they should be able to:
1 Identify inequitable and harmful gender norms that exist in their community, especially those norms that contribute to IPV
2 Explain how abiding to inequitable and harmful gender norms has health and social costs to women, men, families and the community
3 Re-define inequitable and harmful gender norms into equitable and healthy alternatives
4 Describe the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy romantic relationships
5 Explain why controlling and abusive behaviour is unhealthy in a romantic relationship
6 Explain healthy and unhealthy expressions of power
7 Identify, set and manage personal boundaries
8 Negotiate division of labour inside and outside the home
9 Communicate using an assertive communication style
10 Identify different forms of violence including emotional, physical, economic and sexual
11 Explain the impact of intimate partner violence on the health and wellbeing of women, men, families and communities
12 Give clear sexual consent
13 Prevent, negotiate and resolve conflict using non-violent means
14 Resist and challenge social pressure to conform to inequitable gender norms that support violent behaviour
15 Identify when and how women can obtain support against violence (e.g. health, social, legal, etc.), if needed