- Briefing paper
- 7 June 2021
How gender norms contribute to gender-based violence in the workplace in Malawi
The research, which was conducted by Revolution Human Aid and Transparency Initiative (REHAAT-INITIATIVE), explores how gender norms contribute to gender-based violence among low-income earning agricultural labourers and domestic workers in Malawi.
The study was conducted in three districts of Nkhata-Bay, Mzimba and Karonga in northern Malawi. Domestic workers work in closed workspaces and agricultural labourers work in remote areas which makes them prone to various forms of GBV with little chances of reporting.
The findings show that the main norms that underpin various forms of violence against women in domestic and agricultural work are the expectations that they will be submissive and will not criticise their superiors, and the non-intervention that results from cultural passivity.
This report is an output from the second round of ALIGN's micro-granting facility which provides organisations based in low- and middle-income countries with grants for research and learning. See more about this round of funding.
2 November 2020
ALIGN's micro-grant scheme provides small grants to partner individuals and organisations with the aim of generating new knowledge, synthesis and brokering to better understand various aspects of gender norms and norm change.
9 June 2021
ALIGN's second round of micro-grant funding focused on research into effective action on the gender norms that underpin gender-based violence in the workplace and features outputs from Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Rwanda, Nepal and Nigeria.
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