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Ending gender inequalities: Addressing the nexus of HIV, drug use, and violence with evidence-based action, April 12-13, 2016

Citation

Wechsberg, W., Anderson, S., & Howard, B. N. (Eds.) (2017). Ending gender inequalities: Addressing the nexus of HIV, drug use, and violence with evidence-based action, April 12-13, 2016. (RTI Press Publication No. CP-0003-1704). Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press. DOI: 10.3768/rtipress.2017.cp.0003.1704

Abstract

The RTI Global Gender Center held an action conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on April 12-13, 2016. The overarching goals of the conference, titled Ending Gender Inequalities: Addressing the Nexus of HIV, Drug Use, and Violence with Evidence-Based Action, were to facilitate networking and to establish new collaborations, to broaden understanding of evidence-based science, and to address the challenges and solutions needed to scale up effective programs. Nearly 30 countries were represented, with 246 in-person attendees and 75 attending via live global streaming. The conference brought together leading gender experts, civil society members, policymakers, survivors, implementing partners, and students from around the world with the passion and commitment to make a difference in ending gender inequalities. These proceedings summarize the 13 plenary speakers and panelists who shared their expertise on HIV, drug use, gender-based violence, campus sexual assault, policy and funding, and the need to scale up effective programs. Nine breakout sessions featured 29 talks on evidence-based research at the nexus of HIV, drug use, and gender-based violence. Additionally, 55 posters were presented. The conference concluded with actionable future steps that include priority areas and suggestions for scaling up globally.

Author Details

Wendee Wechsberg

Wendee M. Wechsberg, PhD, is the director and principal researcher of the Substance Use, Gender, and Applied Research Program and the director of the RTI Global Gender Center at RTI International.

Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Hawkins Anderson, PhD, is a senior research clinical psychologist in the Drug, Violence, and Delinquency Prevention Program and a Global Gender Center affiliate at RTI International.

Brittni Howard

Brittni N. Howard, BA, is a public health analyst in the Substance Use, Gender, and Applied Research Program and the coordinator of the Global Gender Center at RTI International.