Can Youth Empowerment Programs Reduce Violence against Girls during the COVID-19 Pandemic? / Selim Gulesci.

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Gulesci, Selim [Browse]
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English
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Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2021.
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1 online resource (25 pages)

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This paper shows that a youth empowerment program in Bolivia reduces the prevalence of violence against girls during the COVID-19 lockdown. The program offers training in soft skills and technical skills, sex education, mentoring, and job-finding assistance. To measure the effects of the program, the study conducts a randomized control trial with 600 vulnerable adolescents. The results indicate that seven months after its completion, the program increased girls' earnings and decreased violence targeting females. Violence is measured with both direct self-report questions and list experiments. These findings suggest that empowerment programs can reduce the level of violence experienced by young females during high-risk periods.
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  • 10.1596/1813-9450-9547
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