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Research on structural change to prevent HIV

Social forces drive the HIV epidemic and block prevention efforts. STRIVE partners investigate how structural factors create vulnerability and what programmes work to tackle them.

Projects

Maisha: Microfinance and gender training to reduce violence against women

The Maisha study addresses intimate partner violence (IPV) through microfinance and gender empowerment interventions.

Drivers: Gender inequality and violence
Methods:
Maisha: Microfinance and gender training to reduce violence against women

SASA! Act now against violence

SASA! addresses the imbalance of power between women and men that underlies gender violence and HIV risk.

Drivers: Gender inequality and violence
Methods:
SASA community mobilisation

Parivartan for Girls

Parivartan for Girls is designed to increase adolescent girls' self-esteem, self-confidence and educational aspirations through sports.

Drivers: Gender inequality and violence
Methods:
Parivartan for Girls

Samvedana Plus: Reducing violence and increasing condom use in the intimate partnerships of female sex workers

An intervention and evaluation study in northern Karnataka, India, Samvedana Plus seeks to understand and address this form of violence and HIV risk.

Drivers: Gender inequality and violence
Methods:
Samvedana Plus

Samata: Keeping girls in secondary school

Samata aims to reduce HIV risk among adolescent girls in Bijapur and Bagalkot Districts by increasing their rates of secondary school enrolment and completion.

Samata on International Day of the Girl Child 2013

Reducing excessive alcohol use and high-risk sex

Project addressing alcohol as a structural driver of HIV risk by intervening in alcohol’s ubiquitous availability in impoverished urban areas.

Addressing alcohol as a structural driver of HIV

Parivartan: Coaching boys into men

Coaching boys into men to cultivate gender equality and reduce violence against women.

Drivers: Gender inequality and violence
Methods:
Parivartan changes gender norms through sports coaching
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