Reducing alcohol-related HIV risk in Katutura, Namibia

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Findings from a multi-level intervention with bar owners, servers, patrons and community members.

This report, co-written by STRIVE researcher Katherine Fritz, summarises the findings of formative research on alcohol and HIV risk in a new and rapidly growing settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek, Namibia.

Guidelines for reducing HIV stigma in India

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Globally, stigma and discrimination impede HIV prevention, testing and treatment efforts. Yet research by ICRW and others shows that stigma and discrimination can be reduced in different contexts, such as the community and health facilities, thus contributing to the success of HIV programs and services.

STRIVE partners meet with key policymakers on stigma guidelines

STRIVE partner ICRW met with India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in January to discuss their recommendations for a stigma reduction framework.

The meeting, co-ordinated by ICRW-ARO, synthesized lessons learned about the feasibility and relevance of the framework in five settings. The aim of the meeting was to discuss how the findings of the research might be incorporated into national efforts to reduce HIV stigma. 

Soul City confronts alcohol advertising

An article in South Africa's Sunday Independent outlines some of the difficulties faced by campaigners working to reduce excessive alcohol consumption and the attendant health risks. The article is written by Lebo Ramafoko, chief executive of STRIVE affiliate Soul City.

Weaving global networks handbook for policy influence

Toolkit to increase collaboration with stakeholders and end-users in development projects.

Recommended by Cara Richards to accompany the STRIVE Learning Lab on stakeholder analysis, the handbook offers some practical tools and guidelines to help networks enhance their impact. It offers lessons learned based on the use of evidence and knowledge in regional and global public policies and policymaking processes.

Short course on gender based violence research: methods and meaning

The Gender, Violence and Health Centre is pleased to announce the launch of an annual short course on gender based violence research.

Applications are now open for the 2013 course, which will run from 22 to 26 April. The course is intended for individuals who will conduct or commission research on gender-based violence. 

Stakeholder analysis guidelines

Step-by-step approach based on a youth development programme in East Timor. The purpose of this document is to show how to collect and identify relevant data. The guidelines are recommended by Clara Richards to support the STRIVE Learning Lab on stakeholder analysis. They outline methods for a range of stakeholder mapping processes, including:

Phuza Wize drink safe live safe campaign

Soul City's health promotion campaign addresses alcohol-related violence and risk. This poster, presented by STRIVE affiliate Soul City, outlines the programme's advocacy for legislative change to reduce the availability of alcohol in South Africa.

Infographic: Tackling the structural drivers of HIV

Women and girls between the ages of 15 to 24 are the population most vulnerable to HIV.  

STRIVE and ICRW have collaborated on an infographic to explain structural factors that contribute to this vulnerability:

ICRW study contributes to debate on women and sexual violence in India

Findings from research conducted by STRIVE partner ICRW have contributed to debates about women and sexual violence in India. In a full-page article in The Times of India, the study is explored in relation to the recent gang rape of a woman in Delhi and the questions it raises.

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