LSHTM students Orange the World

16 Days and World AIDS Day

28 November 2016
Annie Holmes


Violence against women and girls is associated in a number of ways with HIV. Fittingly, global events to spotlight both epidemics intersect at this time of year. To mark both this year’s World AIDS Day and the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women, STRIVE is disseminating the Greentree II report.

The Greentree II report synthesises evidence to date on the associations between HIV and VAWG:

  • Biological and epidemiological pathways
  • Geographic and demographic hotspots
  • Implications for practice: programming and resource allocation
  • Recommendations for policy, programmes and research

This review of the evidence challenges some common assumptions. What forms of VAWG do we need to tackle if we are to reduce HIV risk? Are we allocating resources in the most effective ways?

Lori Heise addressed these and other questions at a launch event at the London School School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on Friday 25 November 2016, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This was the first in a series of events organised by the Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) for 16 Days.

Dr Heise presents the report in two Learning Labs on 29 November 2016.

Photograph © 2016 Evelyn Kusi