Video presentations from the STRIVE pre-conference session at AIDS 2018

Policy makers, implementers, civil society members, advocates and researchers assembled in Amsterdam on 21 July 2018, to participate in the STRIVE pre-conference session at AIDS2018. The ambitious programme, which synthesised 7 years of evidence on the structural drivers of HIV, was structured around two key panel discussions:

Integrating violence screening and support for young women accessing PrEP in South Africa and Tanzania : Experiences from the EMPOWER study - Manuela Colombini

Although we know that partner violence may undermine oral PrEP use, evidence is scarce on how to support PrEP use while decreasing vulnerability to violence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

Did empowerment clubs increase PrEP continuation among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa and Tanzania? Results from the EMPOWER randomised trial

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 27 November, 12 noon GMT.

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 27 November, 12 noon GMT.

STRIVE at HIVR4P 2018

Find out more about STRIVE sessions at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.

Find out more about STRIVE sessions at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.

Sex and the sugar daddy

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In Kenya, more and more young women are using sugar daddies to fund a lifestyle worth posting on social media. Transactional sex was once driven by poverty, says film-maker Nyasha Kadandara. But now, increasingly, it's driven by vanity. 

Older men have always used gifts, status, and influence to buy access to young women. The sugar daddy has probably been around, in every society, for as long as the prostitute. So you might ask: "Why even have a conversation about transactional sex in Africa?"

Facebook live session - Transactional sex and HIV risk: from analysis to action

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This Facebook live session, hosted by #BeTeamWomen and UNAIDS, covers:

Contesting restrictive mobility norms among female mentors implementing a sports based programme for young girls in a Mumbai slum

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Harmful gender norms are known structural barriers to many public health and development interventions involving adolescent girls. In India, restrictions on girls’ liberty to move freely in public spaces contribute to school dropout and early marriage, and negatively affect girls’ health and wellbeing, from adolescence into adulthood. This paper reports on mechanisms of change among female mentors 18 to 24 years old who contested discriminatory norms while implementing a sports-based programme for adolescent girls in a Mumbai slum.

Practice-based insights in developing and implementing a sport-based programme for girls

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Parivartan Plus is a structured sports mentoring programme for girls, implemented in a Mumbai slum where social expectations around gender-appropriate behaviour and good parenting restricts girls’ mobility and visibility in public spaces. This article presents practice-based learning from developing and implementing programme theory to empower girls in achieving changes in their everyday social interactions at home and beyond.

Theory and practice of social norms interventions: eight common pitfalls

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Recently, Global Health practitioners, scholars, and donors have expressed increased interest in “changing social norms” as a strategy to promote health and well-being in low and mid-income countries (LMIC). Despite this burgeoning interest, the ability of practitioners to use social norm theory to inform health interventions varies widely. 

This paper identifies eight pitfalls that practitioners must avoid as they plan to integrate a social norms perspective in their interventions. It also identifies the following eight learnings:

Integrating violence screening and support for young women accessing PrEP in South Africa and Tanzania – experiences from the EMPOWER study

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 30 October, 12 noon GMT.

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 30 October, 12 noon GMT.

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