Tokaut na Tokstret marital relationship training. Leah Hoffman Deputy Program Director, PSI/Papua New Guinea 31 January 2011. HIV Epidemic in PNG. Generalized in many provinces (1-2%) Mobile men with money a key affected population Associated with gender-based violence. Risk Behaviour.
Deputy Program Director, PSI/Papua New Guinea
31 January 2011
4-day workshop targeting couples
Mobile men with money aged 20-39 + wives
Simultaneous training- separate rooms
Uses case studies, group work, discussion, role playing, presentations, and practice
Quantitative (TRaC) baseline
ADB Project Starts
PSI begins TnT for Pastors
Expanded for all men
Qualitative Assessment Target group plays key role
Uses elements of purposeful sampling
Results in weeks, not months
Analysis by theme to identify key successes, challenges, and ways forward for future programming
“After the training he changed some of his behaviours... When he gets his Fortnight <salary> he spends it on the family and he doesn’t go out and look for other women, but he stays at home with his family.” [PI.5M, F1]
Our husbands are no longer going out; we spend time together and because we are happy this helps us satisfy our husbands’ needs.” (Female Peer Interviewer, Site 1).
“We’ve learnt a lot of different things about the training but the part I liked is about HIV/AIDS and how you can get infected from going around with different people because my husband does that and learning about this has helped us – my husband is scared after knowing this and does not go out anymore to hang with friends in the night or watch movies – he just stays at home – this is a very big change.” [Site 1, P.I.F]
“Before the training they don’t really budget and each husband and wife spends separately and don’t discuss how to spend the money. There is no communication in the marriage.”
“After the training now we sit and discuss. Now there is communication between husband and wife. Now we have a budget for the family. Previously when there was no communication there were arguments and fights between husband and wife. After communication husband and wife sit down and take time to listen to each other. Now there is a budget for all needs: for food, school fees, clothes, books and biros for the kids.”
“When the training did not happen this is how the family lives. Husband stands by himself and wife stands by herself. Around them are two girls and one boy child. Husband always goes drinking and when he comes home he fights with the mother so they don’t stay together. They go their separate ways.” Cont...
(The dots around the people represent the tears shed by members of the household).
“After training they have changed their way of living. Now they are working and living together. This drawing of everyone in the canoe represents everyone living peacefully together. In the canoe the husband sits at the back and steers the canoe, and the wife sits in the front. In between the husband and the wife are the children. They have in the canoe: sago to represent food, fish, firewood (for cooking the food), an axe for cutting firewood, and bush knives and arrows. The arrows represent the husband and the wife paddling together.” (Male Peer Interviewers, Site 2)