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Tu’Washindi Randomized Control Trial (RCT):


A relationship-focused intervention to reduce gender-based violence (GBV) and increase pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence among Kenyan adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)


To test the effectiveness of a youth-designed multilevel intervention to increase PrEP use and reduce Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) among Kenyan AGYW, and to identify implementation challenges and strategies to facilitate future scale-up in programmatic settings to maximize public health impact.


  1. Test the effectiveness of the Tu’Washindi intervention to increase effective PrEP use
  2. Test the effectiveness of the Tu’Washindi intervention to reduce IPV
  3.  Conduct a prospective process evaluation to assess the implementation processes and theorized mechanisms of change influencing intervention effectiveness


 Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (CRCT)

Study Site:

Bondo – Siaya County

Duration :

5 Years

Population :

AGYW aged 15-24 years, AGYW’s male partners aged 15 years and above, and healthcare providers working with AGYW

Sponsor :

RTI Internantional

Funding :

National Institute of Health (NIH)

IRB Approval :

Maseno University Ethics Review Committee – MUERC 991/21

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