Michele Decker at Greentree

Violence and structural HIV risk to sex workers - Learning Lab, 19 August 2015

30 July 2015
Michelle Moore

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday 19 August 2015, 2pm BST

Sex workers are a key risk population for HIV. International recognition of the structural drivers of their risk, including gender-based violence (GBV), is mounting. Join this webinar to:

  1. learn more about the prevalence and health impact of violence among sex workers
  2. understand the unique ways in which violence, its health impact and access to justice are experienced in this population
  3. discuss ways to incorporate prevention and support within HIV programming – even where sex work is criminalised

Dr Michele Decker is an Associate Professor of Population, Family & Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she directs the Women’s Health & Rights Program of the Center for Public Health & Human Rights. Her research areas include GBV and other structural determinants of HIV risk, and sexual and reproductive health among adolescent and young adult women. She is currently evaluating a brief, trauma-informed, violence support intervention for street-based sex workers that was developed through a community-based participatory process.


9:00am Washington DC

2:00pm London

3:00pm Geneva

3:00pm Johannesburg

4:00pm Kampala/Mwanza

6:30pm New Delhi/Bangalore

To join this Learning Lab, register here.


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 & 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. Access code 9272774.

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

Other toll-free numbers are available here. See your confirmation email for the link. Alternatively, dial the US toll-free number from Skype: 866.740.1260.

Please send enquiries to Michelle [dot] Moore [at] LSHTM [dot] ac [dot] uk by Friday 14 August 2015.