The project aims at reducing the prevalence of all forms of domestic violence through the "empowerment of Chepang women" and in particular, through the evolution of behaviors. One of the major strategies of the project is based on the methodology called “The School of Husbands”, developed by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in Niger that aims at involving men - through several activities - in order to enable behavioral changes. Awareness sessions for teenagers are also organized in order to challenge traditional roles and gender issues.
Finally, protection mechanisms for women and the capacities of health and education professionals are strengthened in order to enable an efficient, coordinated and long-term action to tackle this societal issue.
Since 2001, Prayash, a Nepalese NGO, has developed capacities in the fields of empowerment, the fight against violence and human rights promotion. Armed with their previous experience and their appraisal, E&D and Prayash decided to join in order to fight to stop violence against women and girls in Chepang communities.