McFarlane involved in Gates Foundation-funded research in Pakistan

Judith McFarlane with a group of Pakistani women.

Since 2017, Judith McFarlane, PhD, has been the technical advisor on a five-year, three-arm, cluster randomized controlled trial in Pakistan, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, titled “Preventing Family Violence and Empowering Poor Women with Couples Life Skills Building and Cash Transfer.”

The trial compares a 12-week economic skill-building program offered only to women, a 12-week economic skill building program offered to couples, and a $15-monthly government cash transfer only program. This innovative research involving men to empower women is the first of its kind in Pakistan.

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