This presentation given by the Stanford Gender-Based Violence Prevention Collaborative presents a matched-set, cluster-randomised trial of upper-primary students in the unplanned settlements around Nairobi, Kenya. The intervention features parallel boys and girls curriculums delivered in a classroom environment. There are six sessions, two hours per session, featuring group-based, roleplaying and situational practice. The girls’ program is a four-pronged approach: empowerment, situational awareness, verbal skills, physical self-defense skills. Boys’ program focuses on positive masculinity and, for older adolescents, includes bystander-intervention training.
This presentation addresses the forms of intimate partner violence and associated HIV risk and vulnerability among women in sex work in Karnataka, India. The project, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, Southern India, examines the link between IPV and low condom use in the relationships of female sex workers. It concludes that any effective HIV prevention strategy must address the issue of IPV.
“All in the name of love”: Understanding the relationship between female sex workers and their intimate partners. This presentation covers the exploratory research carried out in North Karnataka, India to understand the relationship between sex workers and their intimate partners and the drivers of violence and condom use in these intimate relationships. The qualitative study was conducted in two separate, three-day residential workshops with 31 female sex workers (FSWs) and 37 intimate partners (IPs), and addresses the nature of these relationships.