Case Study : RESEARCH BRIEF
STIGMA AND BULLYING AMONG ORPHANS – This is part of a series of briefs providing new insights on factors affecting the wellbeing of orphaned and vulnerable children in rural Southern Africa, with the primary aim of informing evidence-‐based programming. Findings reported in this brief are based on the baseline data from an intervention trial (2008-‐2010) in 5 communities of Kafue District, Zambia, aimed at mainstreaming psychosocial support in an economic strengthening programme. The study was designed and implemented by the Swiss Academy for Development, in collaboration with the REPSSI (Regional Psychosocial support Initiative) and ChildFund Zambia and with the generous support from the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. For an expansive overview of descriptive findings from this dataset, please see the initial set of briefs produced by SAD (www.repssi.org/media/research/collaborative research in Zambia). This research brief supports the policy brief on Stigma and Bullying among Orphans.