Inaugural LINEA Meeting (2015) – Resource Page

The agenda below links to presentations and video from LINEA’s Inaugural Meeting, held in Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 30 March-1 April 2015.

The Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA) is led from the Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). To join the network, register here. To watch LINEA webinars, visit the LINEA Channel.

Read the full LINEA Meeting report here.

Here’s the full agenda from the meeting, with links to slides and selected videos.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Welcome, Goals of the Meeting & Introductions
Lori Heise, LSHTM

Overview of the LINEA Project and Network
Ana Maria Buller, LSHTM

State of the Evidence on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Exploitation of Children
Lorraine Radford, University of Central Lancashire 

The state of evidence on preventing and responding to the sexual exploitation of childrenClick to watch Lorraine Radford’s presentation 

Case Studies of Research on Sexual Exploitation of Children

Growing Up on the Streets: Girls’ Experiences of Sexual Exploitation
Lorraine van Blerk, University of Dundee

Growing up on the Streets Click to watch Lorraine van Blerk’s presentation 

Learning about Children in Urban Slums: Findings from a Rapid Ethnographic Study of Two Urban Slums in Mombasa
Kathleen Kostelny, The Columbia Group for Children in Adversity

‘On the Right Track’: Intervention with Truck Drivers in Brazil
Anna Flora Werneck, World Childhood Foundation 

On the Right Track ProgramClick to watch Anna Flora Werneck’s presentation 

Lightening Talks: Thoughts on Prevention

‘We Protect Children’Programme for Child Abuse Prevention and Certification of the Institutions Complying with the Standards for Child Protection
Katarzyna Makurak, Nobody’s Children Foundation

Thoughts on Sexual Violence Prevention from the ‘Our Voices’ Youth Advisors
Claire Cody, University of Bedfordshire

Involvement of Young People at Risk in Prevention of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Maia Rusakova, Stellit

The C.H.I.L.D. Protection Hub for South East Europe – a Creative Hub for Interactive Learning and Development
Sendrine Constant, Terre des Hommes

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Social Norm Theory and Social Change

Overview of norm theory
Lori Heise, LSHTM 

Overview of norm theoryClick to watch Lori Heise’s presentation

Discriminatory Social Norms and Institutions, Adolescent Girls and Gender Justice
Caroline Harper, ODI 

CaptureClick to watch Caroline Harper’s presentation

Applied Examples and Deducing Norms from Qualitative Data
Ben Cislaghi, Tostan

Small Group Work: Applying norms to sexual exploitation examples

Transactional Sex: Boundaries between Agency and Exploitation

Understanding and Conceptualising Transactional Sex in sub-Saharan Africa
Kirsten Stoebenau, International Centre for Research on Women

Emerging Findings from Tanzania Study on Social Norms and Transactional Sex
Joyce Wamoyi, National Medical Research Institute of Tanzania

Cross-generational and Transactional Sexual Relations in Uganda: Income poverty as a Risk Factor for Adolescents
Grace Bantebya, Makerere University 

Cross-generational and transactional sexual relations in Uganda: Income poverty as a risk factor for adolescentsClick to watch Grace Bantebya’s presentation 

Participatory Exercise: Considering scenarios

Panel:  Defining Exploitation    

Defining Sexual Exploitation: The Need for Common Language
Clara Sommarin, UNICEF

Competing Paradigms on the Sexual Exploitation of Children, and a Draft Conceptual Model
Rebecca Meiksin and Ana Maria Buller, LSHTM

Complexities of working with older adolescents
Joanna Busza, LSHTM 

Small Group Discussions: Discussions of paradigms, conceptual boundaries, and choosing words fit for purpose. Do we need consensus definitions?

Overview of protocols for Wednesday’s discussions

  • Social Norms and Child Sexual Exploitation by Men: Protocol for piloting an exploratory field study Patti Petesch, Independent Researcher
  • Social Norms and Sexual Exploitation in Brazil: Draft of a study in four communities in Rio Vanessa Fonseca and Giovanna Lauro, Promundo

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Competing Notions of Childhood
Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

Panel: Child Domestic Labour and Sexual Exploitation

Introduction to Vulnerabilities of Child Domestic Workers; Resilience in Child Domestic Workers Facing Sexual Exploitation
Helen Veitch, Children Unite and Oak Foundation

Child Domestic Labour and Sexual Exploitation in Ethiopia: The Role of Brokers
Hanan Nourhussein, Population Council – Ethiopia

Observations from the Field: Young Female Domestic Workers’ Health and Wellbeing in Delhi
Jenny Svensson, PhD candidate at LSHTM

Small Group Discussions: To workshop individual research studies

Parallel Sessions on Methods

  1. Exploring Methods to Measure/Track Social Norms

Session leaders: How V4C is measuring social norms Julian Barr and Emeka Nwankwo, Voices for Change, Social norms and community-based care programming in humanitarian settings: Sexual violence against women and girls affected by conflict Nancy Glass, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 

  1. Ethics in Research with Children

Session leaders: Safeguarding children in research Mark Capaldi, ECPAT International, Ethics in research with children Nambusi Kyegombe, LSHTM

  1. Participatory Methods for Data Collection

Session leaders: Lorraine van Blerk (University of Dundee) and Helen Veitch (Children Unite, and Oak Foundation)

Small Group Discussions: Participants divide into 3 groups to develop recommendations on the following topics:

  1. Important next steps for researching sexual exploitation
  2. What do we need/want from the LINEA Network?
  3. Topics for skills development, methodological research, and/or webinars

Report Back and Next Steps

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