Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence: Stakeholders Meeting Report

Intimate partner violence (IPV) causes suffering, disempowers women, promotes male dominance, breaks national laws and is associated with increased HIV risk. A great many stakeholders stand to gain from evidence on how to reduce IPV effectively. 

Maisha: Microfinance and gender training to reduce violence against women

Available in English and Swahili, this brochure outlines Maisha, an intervention study to reduce intimate partner violence and HIV risk.

Revisiting the understanding of “transactional sex” in sub-Saharan Africa: A review and synthesis of the literature

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In sub-Saharan Africa, young women ages 15–24 have more than twice the risk of acquiring HIV as their male counterparts. A growing body of epidemiological evidence suggests that the practice of “transactional sex” (TS) may contribute to this disparity.

Reducing intimate partner violence against female sex workers: findings from the Samvedana Plus baseline study

Samvedana Plus is an intervention and evaluation study designed to understand and address violence and HIV risk in female sex workers' relationships with their intimate partners.

Transactional Sex in Sub-Saharan Africa: Meaning, Measurements and Implications for HIV Prevention

Please join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 24 January, 12 noon (GMT).

Please join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 24 January, 12 noon (GMT).

Friendship networks and HIV risk among young women in South Africa

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday 8 February at 1pm GMT.

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday 8 February at 1pm GMT.

PrEP to reduce young women's HIV risk

This five minute video explains how anti-retroviral drugs work to prevent HIV infection. 

Adolescent girls and young women are highly vulnerable to HIV infection and in sub-Saharan Africa they present the most urgent challenge. Adolescence is a period of rapid physical, mental and social growth, during which many have limited access to reproductive and sexual health services. Structural factors - poverty, gender inequality, limited economic options and low social power - all contribute to this load. 

What do we (really) know about VAW and HIV risk? - Lori Heise

What is known about the epidemiological pathways linking violence against women and girls (VAWG) and HIV? And what are the implications for intervention? 

With support from WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and the Greentree Foundation, STRIVE convened a high-level meeting of experts from both the violence and HIV fields to:

How does VAW affect HIV risk? Launching Greentree II

Lori Heise gave the following presentation at the launch of the Greentree II report, held at the London School School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on Friday 25 November 2016. It was the first in a series of seminars organised by the Gender, Vi

PEPFAR is life for millions - but without better prevention, the AIDS burden doubles every 25 years

Global Health Policy blog by Mead Over from the Center for Global Development