Coaching Boys into Men Adapted in India

Coaching Boys into Men Adapted in India

Four years ago, Futures Without Violence launched a pilot of a culturally-specific adaptation of its program Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM), for cricket leagues in Mumbai, India. Parivartan, or “change” in Hindi, is fashioned after the CBIM coaches leadership program here in the United States. The materials for the Indian context were customized by our partners on the ground in Delhi and Mumbai in an effort to organize cricket coaches and their athletes around issues of gender equity, stopping abusive language and behavior, and helping to prevent violence against women and girls overall.

Funded by the Nike Foundation, this work is by far the most extensive adaptation of CBIM to date; Parivartan was implemented in 46 Mumbai area schools and two poor slum communities. We’ve compiled the program materials, evaluation results (to come), and partner information in a new website: http://parivartan.futureswithoutviolence.org.

According to Brian O’Connor, Futures’ Director of Public Education Campaigns and Programs, “This fresh site is a strong resource for the field – both international and domestic – on adapting proven violence prevention programs like CBIM to fit a specific cultural context. We’re excited to share our results and continue the learning of Parivartan beyond the pilot period.”

Evaluation and implementation partners were The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Apnalaya, the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA), and Breakthrough who conducted the short-term public education component.

To download the Parivartan materials, and see our results, click here.

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