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Research on structural change to prevent HIV

Social forces drive the HIV epidemic and block prevention efforts. Between 2011-2019, STRIVE partners investigated how structural factors create vulnerability and what programmes work to tackle them.


Maisha: Microfinance and gender training to reduce violence against women

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

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.

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 and social norms
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.

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.

Drivers: Gender and social norms
Samata on International Day of the Girl Child 2013


Addressing structural drivers of HIV among young people in Eastern and Southern Africa A book chapter, subtitled "Evidence, challenges and recommendations for advancing the field", contributes a synthesis of STRIVE analysis. Because these figures appear in black and white in the book, we are posting them in colour here. We hope that...
A social empowerment intervention to prevent intimate partner violence against women in a microfinance scheme in Tanzania: findings from the MAISHA cluster randomised controlled trial An RCT of Maisha, a violence prevention intervention delivered to women participating in a group-based microfinance scheme, found that IPV is preventable in high-risk settings such as Tanzania.
A cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the impact on intimate partner violence of a 10-session participatory social empowerment intervention for women in Tanzania (MAISHA CRT02): Study protocol Violence against women is a global public health problem. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner. As well as being a human rights abuse,...
Impact case study: Co-financing: Costing structural interventions in the South African investment case The HIV field has, by and large, acknowledged the necessity of addressing the structural barriers to effective HIV prevention and treatment. The question remains, however: how to pay for these efforts? 

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