WORKSHOP ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE RESEARCH

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health, were awarded an NIH training grant for the chronic consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability (TRIAD).

A workshop was organized and took place at the Makerere University School of Gender and Women’s Rights on the 18th and 19th of November 2014. The workshop was attended by 43 participants (30 female and 13 male).

The overall goal of this grant is to strengthen research capacity on the long term health and economic consequences of trauma, injuries and disability across the lifespan in Uganda. The main objectives were: to describe the concept of gender based violence, to identify existing data sources and opportunities of research, to improve quality of GBV research, and to identify options for disseminating research findings. 

On the first day, the topics discussed were The Burden of GBV in Uganda, Ethics in GBV Research, Qualitative/Feminist Methods in GBV Research, Quantitative GBV Methods and ED of CEDOVIP. On the second day, the topics discussed were Who Needs Data on GBV and What For, Collecting GBV Police Data, Analyzing GBV Quantitative Data and how they can be addressed, Politics of GBV, Disseminating GBV data, Media Panel, Analyzing GBV Qualitative Data and challenges.

At the end of day two some participants mainly from the school of women and gender requested for an extra day for the workshop, to learn more about GBV data management and analysis.

Seven faculty members from the school of women and gender studies attended the session on day three that was facilitated by Prof. Mbona Nazarius.

 

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