Can violent couples change? - Elizabeth Starmann

There is now a growing body of research indicating that prevention interventions can reduce intimate partner violence (IPV); much less is known, however, about how couples exposed to these interventions experience the change process. Understanding the dynamic process that brings about the cessation of violence in relationships is essential for understanding how interventions work (or don’t) to reduce IPV.

Honour and prestige: The influence of social norms on child marriage and intimate partner violence in Karnataka, India - Ben Cislaghi and Parinita Bhattacharjee

What role do social norms play in intimate partner violence (IPV) and child marriage? This Learning Lab draws on the preliminary findings of two STRIVE evaluation studies: Samata and Samvedana+ implemented by the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT).

Transactional Sex: What it is and why it matters

Adolescent girls, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, are at high risk of HIV infection. Transactional sex seems to be a factor in shaping their vulnerability. But what is transactional sex exactly? What motivates young women and adolescent girls to engage in this practice? And what can we do to address the HIV risk involved?

Based on research and analysis by the STRIVE research consortium, this 7-minute video explains:

Honour and prestige: The influence of social norms on child marriage and intimate partner violence in Karnataka, India

Join us for a free webinar on 22 Jun 2017, 12:30 BST.

Join us for a free webinar on 22 Jun 2017, 12:30 BST.

Can violent couples change?

Join us for a free webinar on 13 July 2017, 4:00 pm BST.

Join us for a free webinar on 13 July 2017, 4:00 pm BST.

What will it take to end HIV?

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This article maps out the global AIDS response from the moment that Nelson Mandela made a speech drawing attention to the scale of the AIDS crisis in Africa in 2000, at the 13th Annual AIDS conference. In Mandela's words, the AIDS crisis was “a tragedy of unprecedented proportions…claiming more lives than the sum total of all wars, famines and floods, and the ravages of deadly diseases such as Malaria.” This speech was a turning point in the epidemic, when it became clear that tackling HIV rates required a radical shift in thinking.

Honour and Prestige: The influence of social norms on violence against women and girls in Karnataka, South India

This qualitative paper draws on findings from Samata and Samvedana+, two STRIVE evaluation studies of norms interventions, implemented by the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT).

Changes at STRIVE

We are pleased to announce that STRIVE has been granted a two-year extension from the Department for International Development. Continuing through to mid-2019 will enable STRIVE to:

Storify: Young People, Alcohol Advertising and Sexual Risk

Soul City Institute for Social Justice hosted a media briefing on 17 May 2017 to share evidence on the influence of alcohol availability and advertising on young people.

Soul City Institute for Social Justice hosted a media briefing on 17 May 2017 to share evidence on the influence of alcohol availability and advertising on young people.

Living and dying to be counted: What we know about the epidemiology of the global adolescent HIV epidemic

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With increasing survival of vertically HIV-infected children and ongoing new horizontal HIV infections, the population of adolescents (age 10–19 years) living with HIV is increasing. This review aims to describe the epidemiology of the adolescent HIV epidemic and the ability of national monitoring systems to measure outcomes in HIV-infected adolescents through the adolescent transition to adulthood.

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