The SASA! Methodology was created by Raising Voices and implemented by CEDOVIP. It is uniquely designed to address power disparities between women and men, girls and boys. SASA! inspires communities to rethink and change social norms which has been proven to decrease incidents of intimate partner violence. This study was a result of a collaboration between Raising Voices, CEDOVIP, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Makerere University. It investigated the impact of SASA! in communities in Kampala. Please go here for a summary of the study’s findings and here for the main results paper.
When reading about SASA! Methodology, it is easy to take it for granted that communities have actually been impacted by SASA! and that it has impacted real people’s lives. From survivors of intimate partner violence to perpetrators, from neighbor witnesses of violence to community activists, SASA! has changed people’s attitudes and norms.
These are the stories of people whose lives were changed by SASA!. They are the stories of survivors, activists and even perpetrators who altered their behaviors to protect their communities from violence. They are retold by one of CEDOVIP’s interns. Please note that these views are their own and do not reflect the opinions or stance of CEDOVIP as an organization.