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:

Stakeholder analysis - Clara Richards

A proactive approach is important if research is to have impact and benefit society. Key to a good research-uptake strategy is a clear understanding of the different players and stakeholders involved. This Learning Lab explores stakeholder analysis as the basis for successful engagement with potential end-users of new evidence. Of interest to everyone involved in the process – researchers, practitioners, decision-makers – this webinar will:

Property rights violations as a structural driver of women’s HIV risk

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Access to and control over assets can minimize women’s HIV risk. However, little is known about the processes through which property rights violations increase the sexual transmission of HIV.

This paper is based on an in-depth qualitative study conducted in Nyanza and Western Provinces, Kenya. It illustrates the social, economic and cultural factors through which a loss of property rights was perceived to influence primary and secondary prevention of HIV. These included:

STRIVE workshop on social norms theory and practice: Resources available to download

A three-day workshop, 28-30 January, asked how a social norms perspective might be applied to partner violence and other issues.

A three-day workshop, 28-30 January, asked how a social norms perspective might be applied to partner violence and other issues.

‘Festival of Love’: Sexual pleasure, agency and its meaning in the lives of sex workers

The link between sexual pleasure and agency is poorly articulated in a disease-centric and disease prevention approaches to HIV. This 2008 report from ICRW-ARO is based on a project that dealt with issues of sexual pleasure, agency and its meaning in the lives of sex workers. It also explores masculinity and men’s role in sex work by examining sex workers accounts of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ clients and the varying masculinities they represent.

Call for manuscript submissions: JIAS special issue on HIV stigma

Special issue of the open access Journal of the International AIDS Society co-guest edited by STRIVE researcher and coordinated by ICRW.

The Stigma Action Network is currently seeking manuscript submissions for a supplement of JIAS, to be published in November 2013. The supplement will focus on programs and interventions to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination globally. Commissioned manuscripts will be representative of:

Global HIV stigma-reduction framework implemented in India

Key findings from ICRW's evaluation study in five settings.

India’s National AIDS Control Programme (NACO) recognises stigma as a key driver of HIV infection and a barrier to treatment. To inform the latest national plan, and with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has:

Visualising information for advocacy: An introduction to information design

A guide to presenting research in innovative ways to appeal to a range of end-users. To supplement STRIVE's Learning Lab on stakeholder analysis, this manual introduces key concepts and approaches of information design specifically aimed at advocacy organisations. The guide is coordinated and produced by the Tactical Technology Collective

Unpacking sex trafficking in Andhra Pradesh, India

This study provides evidence of patterns of coercion, exploitation and sex trafficking in three study sites. It also situates and critiques government and non-government anti-trafficking responses.

The purpose of the study, conducted by ICRW-ARO, was to understand:

Global burden of disease study: What are the benefits and challenges?

On 5 February, Prof Charlotte Watts joins other global health experts on a panel to debate a key milestone in the study of global health.