Gender-based violence, empowerment, and public health: Towards a model of complex interventions in Bihar

Policy brief Women's Economic Empowerment

  • Gender-based violence still affects women’s daily lives and their opportunities for work and social mobility in India. This study aims to understand the complex dynamics of gender-based violence (GBV) in Bihar.
  • This is a mixed-methods pilot study examining the structural determinants of gender-based violence and empowerment. Through data from multiple sources, the study examines indicators such as education, number of women police officials and judges, political representatives, and self-help groups in the districts.
  • The study uses geospatial modelling to map these indicators and identify the prevalence and incidence of mild to adverse health outcomes of GBV across districts in Bihar.
  • This brief also analyses policy implications for GBV mitigation strategies.