Resource Page: Second LINEA Meeting

Welcome to the resource page for LINEA’s second biennial meeting entitled: ‘From Research to Social Change: Exploring Possibilities for Preventing Sexual Exploitation of Children Using a Social Norms Perspective’. The meeting was held on the 16th – 18th October, 2017 in Windsor, UK.

To read the meeting report, please click here. See below for the meeting agenda with links to presentations where available.

Day 1 – Monday 16th October

Update on LINEA: What has changed since the last meeting?

Welcome, goals of the meeting & introductions

(Ana Maria Buller, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Insights from development of a social norms framework

(Ben Cislaghi, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

A systematic literature review on social norms and preventing sexual exploitation of children

(Jennifer Schulte, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)


Update on LINEA: Findings from LINEA research

Social norms and motivations driving intergenerational transactional sex in Tanzania (Joyce Wamoyi, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania)

Tanzania Formative Research_LINEA Team, Social Norms Meta-Analysis
(Lottie Howard-Merrill, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Social norms and sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in Brazil, preliminary findings from a qualitative study
(Victoria Page, Promundo, Brazil)

Panel and Q&A: Child centred research, prevention and response to sexual exploitation of children and adolescents

Centring children in research to understand sexual exploitation
(Helen Veitch, University of Bedfordshire)

Multi-country evidence review of policies and programs to prevent and respond to online sexual exploitation of children
(Clara Sommarin, UNICEF) 

The C.H.I.L.D. Protection Hub for South East Europe- a Creative Hub for Interactive Learning and Development
(Judit Németh-Almasi, Terre des Hommes)

Day 2 – Tuesday 17th October

Presentation and Q&A: Operationalising measurement of  social norm change 1

The Samata Intervention to reduce child marriage and school drop-out among adolescent girls in south India: Analysis of social norms data
(Tara Beattie, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Measuring Social Norms Underpinning Intimate Partner Violence in Nepal
(Cari Clark, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University)

Presentation and Q&A: Operationalising measurement of  social norm change 2

COMPASS, Preventing Violence Against Conflict-Affected Girls_Measuring norms in Randomized Control Trials in DRC and Ethiopia
(Lindsay Stark, Child Protection in Crisis Learning Network, Columbia University)

Violence in adolescent’s lives_reflections on measuring norms and practices and intervening with boys to prevent violence
(KG Santhya, The Population Council)

Presentation and Q&A:Learning about and addressing social norms as they relate to gender power dynamics
(Amy Pennington, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) 
Panel and Q&A: Process insights from applying social norms theory in intervention design

Highlights from CARE
(Leigh Stefanik, CARE USA)

Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Young Women’s Empowerment in Nigeria: Results and Learning from Voices for Change
(Claire Hughes, Caroline Enye, Elaine Denny (remotely), Itad)

How radio and outreach can change couples’ communication in Nepal
(Gemma Ferguson, Equal Access)

Day 3 – Wednesday 18th October 

Panel and Q&A: Adolescent girls development: putting evidence into practice

Insights from the implementation of DREAMS in Tanzania
(Anike Akridge, DREAMS, USAID)

Theories of agency and empowerment and the construction of ‘girlhood’ through development narratives
(Kate Pincock, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University)

Amani Girls Home adaptations of SASA! And Power to Girls in Mwanza, Tanzania
(Sono Revocatus, Amani Girls Home)


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.

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