New report urges the inclusion of children with disabilities in child protection

According to this report, led by SaME’s Dr Karen Devries, children with disabilities living in Malawi and Uganda are particularly at risk of experiencing high levels of violence. The Protect Us! Studycommissioned by Plan International, found that 84% of children with disabilities reported having experienced some form of violence at school in the previous week. Read more

Three Minute Thesis 2016 – SaME’s Matthew Quaife wins second place

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s (LSHTM) Three Minute Thesis competition final took place on 10 May 2016. SaME would like to congratulate health economist Matthew Quaife on winning second place at the event! Read more

ASSHH UK One Day Conference: ‘Critical Conversations about HIV’

A social science and humanities perspective is essential to the HIV response. STRIVE will co-host a one-day conference at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on 20 June 2016 as a platform for voices from the field, organised by the Association of Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH UK).  Read more

Introducing Indashyikirwa: Agents of Change

Dr Erin Stern, new member of the SaME group and Research Fellow at the Gender Violence Health Centre (GVHC), introduced the Indashyikirwa research at an event for the Masters of Global Health programme at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Kigali on 4 May 2016. The SaME group welcomes Dr Stern to her new role. Read more

SaME expertise contributes to new commissioned series on ethics

The May issue of International Health sees the launch of their Ethics Series which includes a paper by SaME’s Dr Karen Devries. Read more

Re-examining the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Dr Ben Cislaghi, new member of the SaME group and Lecturer in Social Norms, is part of a team of researchers that contributed to a report on human rights by the Global Citizenship Commission of the United Nations.  Read more

Family violence: Research and education symposium

SaME’s Dr Loraine Bacchus was a presenter at this European symposium hosted by Professor Toine Lagro-Janssen who is head of the Centre for Sexual Abuse and Family Violence at Radboud University Medical Centre. The event took place on the 28 - 29 April 2016 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Read more

LINEA webinar – Conducting ethical research involving children

In LINEA’s April webinar, Dr Nambusi Kyegombe discussed key ethical considerations when carrying out research involving children and provided an example of the ethics protocol that was used to conduct a multi-component evaluation of the Good School toolkit, a school-based intervention that seeks to prevent violence against children in schools in Uganda. Read more

Migration and crime: Challenges for the European space

SaME’s Dr Heidi Stöckl was a keynote speaker at this international conference hosted by the Laboratory Violence and Crime, Prevention and Mediation (Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy), Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (University of Bucharest) and Romanian Society of Criminology and Forensics. The event took place at the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, 14-15 April 2016. Read more

Human trafficking and health: A survey of male and female survivors in England

A study by SaME’s Dr Cathy Zimmerman reports high levels of mental illness by victims of human trafficking in the UK. Read more