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Proyecto

Strengthening the impact of South Africa's COVID-19 Social Relief Distress Grant among unpaid caregivers of adolescents living with HIV
 

South Africa
Identificador del Proyecto
110018
Total del financiamiento
CAD 985,217.00
Funcionario del IDRC
Qamar Mahmood
Estado de Proyecto
Active
Duración
24 meses

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Líder del proyecto:
Angela Kaida
Canada

Líder del proyecto:
Darshini Govindasamy
South Africa

Resumen

The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to control it have threatened livelihoods, introduced new workplace risks and made unstable work relationships even more precarious, especially for women.Más información

The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to control it have threatened livelihoods, introduced new workplace risks and made unstable work relationships even more precarious, especially for women. This project will evaluate a cash transfer called the Social Relief Distress Grant, plus a gender-transformative economic livelihoods intervention for improving psychological well-being and gender equality among women caregivers of children and adolescents living with HIV (CALHIV) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The research approach will consist of a randomized trial among HIV clinic caregivers of CALHIV. Intervention clusters will receive a monthly cash transfer and the gender/livelihoods intervention while the control clusters will receive only the monthly cash transfer. Qualitative interviews will assess the feasibility, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of the intervention. Among the impacts assessed will be psychological well-being, intimate partner violence, depressive symptoms, gender attitudes and earnings. Results will improve understanding of economic livelihood-based interventions in strengthening caregivers’ psychological well-being. The evidence generated will help to strengthen the current government’s COVID-19 recovery efforts.

This project is supported by Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable (Women RISE), a partnership between IDRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Its aim is to support global action-oriented, gender-transformative research by teams of researchers from low- and middle-income countries and Canada.

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Mujeres RISE

La iniciativa Mujeres RISE tiene como objetivo apoyar la investigación orientada a la acción y transformadora de género sobre cómo la salud de las mujeres y su trabajo (remunerado o no remunerado) se cruzan e interactúan en el contexto de preparación, respuesta y recuperación de COVID-19.