Mobilising communities to end violence against women: Findings from the SASA! study – Learning Lab, 24 May 2016

25 April 2016
Michelle Moore

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 1pm BST

Efforts to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) against women have for the most part aimed to reduce violence among direct programme recipients. Despite growing recognition of community-level gender norms and attitudes to IPV as drivers of HIV risk, there is little evidence on how interventions might tackle these drivers to prevent IPV at the community-level.

This webinar presents analyses from the SASA! study, a cluster randomised trial of a community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women (VAW) and reduce HIV risk in Kampala, Uganda. Findings suggest that SASA! was successful in reducing a range of types of IPV including physical, sexual and emotional IPV, as well as controlling behaviours. Impacts were observed at the community-level, with mediation analyses suggesting that changes in community-level norms, rather than individual attitudes and behaviours, were the most important routes through which reductions in IPV were achieved.


Tanya Abramsky is a social epidemiologist working within the Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Her research focuses on VAW, its causes, consequences and means of prevention. Major studies she has worked on include:



8:00am Washington DC

1:00pm London

2:00pm Geneva

2:00pm Johannesburg

3:00pm Kampala/Mwanza

5:30pm New Delhi/Bangalore


To join the webinar, you must call in AND join online to hear audio and view the slides.

1. Register online now. You will then receive an email giving you the access code and toll-free numbers to dial.

2. Log in to Ready Talk as a participant online, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can see the slides. Use access code 9272774.

3. Dial in to Ready Talk on your telephone, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can hear the presenter speaking. Use access code 9272774.

If your country does not have a toll-free number, you can dial in for free through Skype using the US number 866-740-1260.

Please send enquiries to Michelle [dot] Moore [at] LSHTM [dot] ac [dot] uk by Friday 20 May 2016.

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