STRIVE: Measuring partner violence: How and why?

STRIVE is a research consortium based at the School that investigates the social norms and inequalities that drive HIV.

STRIVE has a new project to measure partner violence. They explain: “Einstein once said not everything important can be measured, but an accurate assessment of the magnitude of a problem certainly helps elevate its importance.

How can we get accurate measures of violence as it occurs throughout women’s lifespans, and how will this help to assess the magnitude – and causes – of intimate partner violence?

Please join us for a free virtual Learning Lab webinar on Tuesday 21 May, when Lori Heise will review some traditional methods for measuring violence and introduce some new ones, while debating different approaches to identifying a case of abuse.

Lori Heise played a leading role in getting gender violence onto the international health agenda. Her evidence review, What Works to Prevent Partner Violence, is essential reading on the subject. Now a senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Chief Executive of STRIVE, Heise is part of the Gender Violence and Health Centre and Social and Mathematical Epidemiology group (SaME).  Previously, she founded the International Research Network on Violence Against Women and co-designed and led the WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence (24,000 women in 15 sites).”

Further information, including information about how to participate is available at

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