16 days of activism to end violence against women

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, is the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. This year builds on the momentum of 2016, when 700 organisations came together in a campaign to make education safe for all.

“Structural drivers” at STOPAIDS AGM

This year, STOPAIDS held their annual general meeting (AGM) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, co-hosted by STRIVE, STOPAIDS, The Gender and Development Network and the Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights. The meeting focused on Women & Girls and HIV. A network of more than 70 UK agencies, STOPAIDS works to secure an effective global response to HIV and AIDS. Membership of STOPAIDS provides an important platform to engage with those who can use STRIVE research in programmes, policies and funding.

Key thematic resource pages

STRIVE have produced a wide range of academic and accesible resources which are available on our website. In 2017, we began compiling our most important thematic resources into one-page handouts to share online and at important meetings and conferences. These one-pagers provide a thematic map to our website and are available to download below.

Evidence brief: Alcohol availability, marketing and sexual health risks to youth in South Africa

Youth drinking is a global health problem and South Africa is no exception. Research shows that drinking from an early age increases the chances of developing alcohol dependence later in life. Youth are especially vulnerable to the many health risks that drinking entails. These include:

What Works evidence review: Preventing violence against women and girls with disabilities in lower and middle income countries

Women and girls with disabilities are at increased risk of violence, abuse, neglect, maltreatment, and exploitation both because of their gender and their disabilities. Women with disabilities are at least twice as likely as nondisabled women to be victims of rape, sexual abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV).

Creating space for girls to aspire, negotiate and grow - Shweta Bankar and Martine Collumbien

Once reaching puberty there is little, if any, opportunity for girls in India to play sport as their access to public spaces is severely restricted and gender norms render them invisible. This Learning Lab shares key findings from the STRIVE study Parivartan Plus, conducted by the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW-ARO). The programme uses the sport of kabaddi to empower young women and adolescent girls in Mumbai’s Shivajinagar slum community.

Sex, risk, and preferences: Using discrete choice experiments to estimate the impact and cost-effectiveness of multipurpose HIV prevention products in South Africa

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 30 November 2017, 2pm GMT.

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 30 November 2017, 2pm GMT.

Storify: Highlights from the Global Alcohol Policy Conference

GAPC was an exciting platform to share findings emerging from STRIVE research and to engage with the interdisciplinary network of individuals working within the field of alcohol policy.

GAPC was an exciting platform to share findings emerging from STRIVE research and to engage with the interdisciplinary network of individuals working within the field of alcohol policy.

Research uptake resource bank

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Colleagues at RESYST, a DFID funded research consortium, have produced a pack of useful resources for developing a research uptake strategy. The resources draw on many examples from RESYST and STRIVE and include topics such as:

Correlates of school dropout and absenteeism among adolescent girls from marginalized community in north Karnataka, south India

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Structural barriers cut short the education of many adolescent girls belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe families in northern Karnataka, India.

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