16 days of activism against gender violence

15 November 2012
Alexandra Hyde

For this year’s global campaign, the Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will hold a series of talks on research from different parts of the world.

Lori Heise, the author of STRIVE’s report What Works to Prevent Partner Violence, welcomes this opportunity to broaden the conversation and evidence base. She states:

“After decades of work, much of the received wisdom on prevention comes from high-income countries and from practice-based learning. To provide a fuller picture, we need more evidence from rigorous evaluations of interventions in low- and middle-income countries.” 

Partner violence shares determinants and contributing causes with other types of gender-based violence, especially at the level of social norms and institutional responses. The findings compiled in Dr Heise’s report therefore lay the foundations for addressing other forms of abuse alongside partner violence.

For STRIVE, 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence will help foster greater understanding of the social and economic forces that combine to make people vulnerable to HIV infection. The seminar series will include work by STRIVE colleagues within the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology group (SaME):

  • 26 Nov, Global prevalence of intimate partner violence, Karen Devries
  • 27 Nov, Experiences and impact of domestic violence and abuse in gay and bisexual men attending a UK sexual health service: a cross sectional survey, Loraine Bacchus
  • 30 Nov, An intimate partner violence prevention intervention in a conflict-setting: Lessons from Cote d’Ivoire, Mazeda Hossain
  • 4 Dec, Intimate partner violence: Global prevalence and trends, Heidi Stoeckl
  • 7 Dec, Human trafficking, Ligia Kiss

All talks will be held at LSHTM, 15–17 Tavistock Place, Jerry Morris Room A, 12:45-2pm