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.

CHARISMA: 'To empower women to be safe while using the vaginal ring'

The charisma intervention pilot integrated delivery of HIV prevention with relationship skills building and intimate partner violence (IPV) counseling for women at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Beginning in June 2016, CHARISMA lay counselors conducted relationship assessments with women using the vaginal dapivirine ring for HIV prevention in the MTN-025 (HOPE) study.

Transactional sex and HIV risk: from analysis to action

Join the Facebook live session on 27 September, 14:00 - 15:30 BST.

Join the Facebook live session on 27 September, 14:00 - 15:30 BST.

To stop AIDS we must reach the ‘mobile population’

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This expert opinion, written by STRIVE research director, Professor Janet Seeley, was originally published by LSHTM here.

Interview with Kanengo Zoe Nakamba at AIDS 2018

Kanengo Zoe Nakamba, an activist from SRHR Africa Trust, spoke at the STRIVE pre-conference session about challenges young people face in accessing services. A key recommendation arising from the morning session was to ‘galvinise youth’. This video gives a quick overview of the key issues as she understands them.

Interview with Catherine Sozi at AIDS 2018

Catherine Sozi, (Director UNAIDS Regional Support Team, Eastern & Southern Africa) presented the opening address at the STRIVE pre-conference session at AIDS 2018 on 21 July 2018.

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