18 September 2017
Annie Holmes

Researchers from STRIVE and partners are participating in the 2017 Forum of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), 18 - 21 September. Find them at the sessions listed below. Scroll further down for useful resources.


Find the full programme on the SVRI website. Sessions featuring STRIVE and partners include:

Monday 18 September

11:30 - 13:00 Panel: GBV Prevention Interventions

Erin Stern: Indashyikirwa safe spaces for women: an enabling environment to prevent and respond to IPV in Rwanda

11:30 - 13:00 Panel: Power and Violence within Transactional Sex

Joyce Wamoyi et al: Who is exploiting who? Girls' and older men's perspectives on intergenerational sex

Ana Maria Buller et al: “No, I’m not a sugar daddy” Adult men’s motivation and rationalisation of sex with girls in Central Uganda and Northern Tanzania

Tuesday 19 September

14:30 - 16:00 Panel: Understanding Violence against Women

Kristin Dunkle et al: Risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence among couples and communities participating in the Indashyikirwa Trial in Rwanda

Wednesday 20 September

11:30 - 13:00 Panel: Intersections of VAC and IPV

Sheila Harvey et al: Is prevalence of male violence against children higher in households where women are experiencing partner violence? Findings from the Maisha Study

11:30 - 13:00 Panel: Economic Interventions and Effects on Intra-Household Dynamics and IPV 

Amber Peterman et al: A review of cash transfers and intimate partner violence in low and middle-income countries

Shelley Lees et al: The prevalence of economic abuse and its impact on women’s lives in northwest Tanzania: baseline data from the Maisha study

16:30 - 18:00 8:00 Panel: Going to Scale: Prioritizing Communities and Ensuring Quality in Sustainable Social Norm Change Programming

Presentation by Lori Michau

Thursday 21 September

09:00 - 11: 00 Panel: Health Impact, Chair: Ravi Prakash

09:00 - 11:00 Panel: Innovative and Participatory Research Methods

Veronica Selestine et al: Using Photovoice to understand how gender roles and practice influence intimate partner violence among women in Northern Tanzania: findings from the Maisha study

11:30 - 13:00 Science Pitches – Prevention 

Saidi Kapiga et al: Prevalence of intimate partner violence and abuse among women in northwestern Tanzania: results from Maisha study

14:30 – 16:00 Panel: Couple-level IPV Research: Promise or Peril? Chair: Joyce Wamoyi

Elizabeth Starmann et al: She said, he said: the added value and opportunities of analysing data from couples on partner violence

Lori Heise et al: Advancing couple-level intimate partner violence research: reflections on safety, ethics and methodological considerations

Ravi Prakash et al: Anomaly in men’s reporting intimate partner violence in the sex workers context in Karnataka, India: measurement challenges and implications


You can download a one-pager of links to a selection of STRIVE resources on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and intimate partner violence (IPV) or use the links below. The STRIVE website includes a rich and searchable archive of academic and accessible resources, such as:

Learning Labs

Trial - Samvedana Plus: Reducing violence and increasing condom use in the intimate partnerships of female sex workers

Trial - Maisha: Microfinance and gender training to reduce violence against women

STRIVE SVRI resources 1-pager