Addressing Gender Based Violence and HIV in the UK

Monday  – June 12th 2017 2- 5pm

Over 40 SWIFT members attended this half day SWIFT workshop in London on 12th June 2017. The theme of the workshop was addressing gender-based violence (GBV) experienced by women living with HIV in the UK. The session was chaired by Professor Jane Anderson and Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan. Dr Dhairyawan set the scene by talking about links between GBV and HIV in the UK. Professor Charlotte Watts then gave a global perspective on the issue and Dr Neha Pathak discussed how screening for domestic abuse was being carried out in NHS settings in the UK. Dr Alice Welbourn gave a community perspective on the issue and talked about how it linked to womens’ human and sexual and reproductive rights. Lynda Shentall then presented initial findings from her research study on this issue. Following presentations, we broke out into smaller groups and brainstormed research ideas to further investigate the issue in the UK and discussed some potential next steps.

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