Regular events

Yearly event: 16 days of activism against violence against women


Upcoming and recent events

MRC Festival: Maisha Fiti film.

Join us to watch and discuss a short film that gives voice to sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya: the violence they face and the ways they are coming together to address it. Learn about an innovative study into violence, HIV risk and mental health among sex workers.

Date: Thursday 20 June 2019, 17:00 to 18:30

Venue: Manson Theatre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Additional details: We particularly welcome community groups, NGOs and funders focused on sex work, violence against women and women’s rights.

Organisers: MRC grantee Maisha Fiti study, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

For more information please contact: Dr Tara Beattie and Annie Holmes

For further information about the MRC Open Festival:

UK Domestic Violence and Health Research Forum

GVHC is proud to co-host with UCL the next UK Domestic Violence and Health Research Forum at UCL on the 12th of June 2019

The aim of the UK Domestic Violence and Health forum is to present and share research in the field of domestic violence and health. This includes research in progress, completed research studies and the future direction and challenges arising within these studies, prospective areas of research as well as news and events.


WHO Collaborating Centre

The Gender Violence and Health Centre became a WHO Collaborating Centre in January 2019

WHO collaborating centres are institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies, which are designated by the Director-General to carry out activities in support of the WHO’s programmes.


LSHTM Global Health Lecture

Professor Charlotte Watts and Dr Heidi Stöckl presented at the LSHTM Global Health Lecture on the 18th of February 2019.

Watch the full talk


GVHC to play key roles in three new collaborations focused on major global challenges

Professor Cathy Zimmerman is a co-investigator for the South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub led by Coventry University, which will investigate how migration in the Global South affects inequalities, labour exploitation and development.

Dr Heidi Stöckl is a co-investigator for the University of Oxford’s Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents Hub, for which she will lead the evaluation of a complex social intervention on gender-based violence and WASH.

Dr Mazeda Hossain is a co-Principle Investigator on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub where she will lead a work package on methodological innovations. The Hub, led by the London School of Economics and Political Science, seeks to advance sustainable peace by developing an evidence-base around gender, justice and inclusive security in conflict-affected societies.


The Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Collaboration with Reproductive Health Matters, GVHC & MARCH

Host: Dr Heidi Stöckl
Moderator: Eszter Kismődi, Chief Executive RHM

Speakers: Faysal El Kak, Vice President FIGO, American University of Beirut; Loveday Penn-Kekana, LSHTM; Anne Philpott, DFID; Edwin J Bernard, Global Co-coordinator, HIV Justice Network; Bianka Vida, University of Surrey and Laura Ferguson University of Southern California

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