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REPORT LAUNCH Violence, uncertainty, and resilience among refugee women and community workers: An evaluation of GBV services in the Dadaab refugee camps

How best can we prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in humanitarian settings? Despite a growing field of research on the prevalence and dynamics of this violence, evidence on effective prevention and response services has remained limited. In February 2018, however, new findings and recommendations will be…

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From research to social norm change: Preventing sexual exploitation of children and adolescents – 2nd LINEA Network biennial meeting 2017

Thirty members of the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA) Network and team gathered in Windsor for the second LINEA Network biennial meeting from 16th to 18th October 2017. Academics, practitioners and funders from across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, North America and Europe discussed results and insights…

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2 donors, 3 academics, 3 implementors, 2 private sectors partner walked into a room……

Sounds like a normal day at the pub perhaps, but this was meeting at the Department of Psychological and Behavioral Science at LSE which crossed boundaries and created a space for some unique impactful collaboration.


This unusual, intentionally small, high-level gathering was bought together as part of an…

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Change Starts at Home: Intervening on social norms to prevent intimate partner violence against women in Nepal

We are pleased to announce a free webinar on Monday the 9th October at 2pm BST. The Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA), is glad to host this webinar, which will be presented by Dr. Cari Clark of the Rollins School of Public Health, and Gemma Ferguson of…

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GVHC Leadership change announcement

The Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) would like to thank Dr. Lori Heise for her dedicated and creative leadership in the past years. Dr. Heise has continually offered inspirational guidance to GVHC members, colleagues and students at LSHTM and partners around the world, and we are pleased that, although…

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Congratulations to Dr. Nicola Pocock

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Nicola Pocock as a new member the post-doctoral scholar community. Dr. Pocock passed her PhD viva examinations on 14th July 2017, with no changes required.

Dr Pocock’s seminal work on human trafficking for commercial fishing and health was co-supervised by…

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The Dilemma of Men’s Participation in Reproductive and Family Health

This is taken from the Centre of Gender Equity and Health blog

Holly Shakya and Beniamino Cislaghi

Everywhere in the world, life is more difficult for women than men. The difference between men’s and women’s lives in low and mid-income countries (LMIC) is a source of concern…

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Measuring change in social norms contributing to female genital cutting: Tostan’s CG3Y project

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 13 April at 2pm BST.  Hosted by the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA), this webinar will be presented by Mady Cisse, Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) Department Director, and Elizabeth Larson, MERL Officer at Tostan Read more

March 2016 meeting of the Know Violence in Childhood Global Learning Initiative

Violence in Childhood – special collection

Children experience violence in a complex range of ways. Increasingly, though, research provides evidence of effective strategies to prevent this violence. Reflecting both of these points, Psychology, Health and Medicine published a Special Issue in March 2017 – Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative.

Leading researchers and practitioners from…

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Values Deliberation and Collective Action

A new book by Beniamino Cislaghi et al describes an effective empowerment programme in Senegal. Read more