Launch of Data Collection in Malawi

Malawian teenagers

June 2018: The Cen­ter for Child Well-be­ing and De­vel­op­ment at Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich launched its data col­lec­tion for its project on harm­ful prac­tices against chil­dren and teenagers, which takes place in Malawi.

The goal of this data col­lec­tion is to doc­u­ment preva­lence of tra­di­tion­al prac­tices that harm the de­vel­op­ment and well-be­ing of chil­dren. Fur­ther­more, the study in­volves sev­er­al ran­dom­ized in­ter­ven­tions and be­hav­ioral ex­per­i­ments that will shed light on un­der­ly­ing mo­ti­va­tions and be­hav­ioral mech­a­nisms. Ac­cord­ing to Si­mon Hän­ni, se­nior re­searcher at CCWD: “This deep un­der­stand­ing is key when de­sign­ing poli­cies in­tend­ed to ad­dress harm­ful tra­di­tion­al prac­tices in the fu­ture.”