How do norms around control impact women’s access to DBT?

  • user by MSC
  • time Nov 10, 2022
  • calendar 1 min

MSC studied how norms around decision-making impact women’s access to DBT funds. We learned that while most women had agency over their funds, a significant minority give away money to spouses or family members.

A third of female beneficiaries lack control over their household spending.

  • Most beneficiaries hand over the DBT funds to their spouse or families
  • More than 20% report that someone they know has faced physical or sexual abuse if they do not hand over funds
  • In many cases, beneficiaries are coerced or threatened into handing over funds 

Watch the video to understand how social norms limit women’s agency over G2P funds.

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