Reducing HIV stigma in India

In this video, high school students and local government (Panchayat) members discuss their understanding of HIV stigma. The video illustrates the impact of ICRW’s stigma reduction guidelines, as participants candidly share their thoughts on how they might change their perception and behaviour towards those who are living with HIV.

Characterizing the sexual histories of women before formal sex work: Implications for HIV/STI prevention

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Tackling HIV/STI risk in the period of vulnerability before FSWs identify as sex-workers.

Introducing Photovoice

Increasingly used in health and development around the world, Photovoice is a participatory research methodology. It was created as a photography-based tool for 'participatory needs assessment' and supports community members to use images to communicate their priorities to decision makers.

STRIVE and SASA! at UN CSW

During the past two weeks, STRIVE researchers and affiliates have been busy at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at UN headquarters in New York.

During the past two weeks, STRIVE researchers and affiliates have been busy at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at UN headquarters in New York.

SASA! video: Prevent violence against women now

Violence against women touches everyone's lives. We tend to believe that this violence - rooted in the inequality between men and women - must be very difficult to prevent. But an approach called SASA! makes us think again. 

SASA! video: Prevent violence against women now

Violence against women touches everyone's lives. We tend to believe that this violence - rooted in the inequality between men and women - must be very difficult to prevent. But an approach called SASA! makes us think again. 

Evaluation of large-scale combination HIV prevention programmes: Essential issues

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Planning impact evaluations of programmes where biomedical, behavioural, and structural interventions are implemented concurrently.

The social side of health blog

How can public health teaching and practice take into account the difference between the social and the natural world?

This blog by STRIVE researcher Justin Parkhurst covers a wide range of issues at the interface of health and the social world. 

Recent posts include:

Marriage as a risk factor for HIV: Learning from the experiences of HIV-infected women in Malawi

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How do women understand the effects of marriage on their risk of HIV infection? 

In light of the gender inequalities that characterise intimate partner relationships in Malawi, this paper argues that marriage is an important risk factor for HIV infection among women. 

Drawing from focus group discussions with 72 women attending antiretroviral clinics in Malawi, the article explores narratives of:

SASA! Activist Kit: Preventing violence against women

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Violence and the threat of violence limit women's capacity to avoid HIV infection. Many women also experience violence because they are HIV-positive. The root cause of this violence is the imbalance of power in relationships between women and men, girls and boys.

SASA! is a community mobilisation programme developed by Raising Voices in Kampala, Uganda. The Activist Kit is a comprehensive toolkit based on extensive field testing. It is designed for individuals and communities to start working toward a balance of power between women and men. 

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