ESTIMA: Economic and Social Empowerment to Increase Upward Mobility among Women
January 31, 2017
The ESTIMA microfinance project addresses economic vulnerability among highly marginalized women in Tijuana, Mexico by providing business training and microfinance loans. ESTIMA will be evaluated to assess improvements in social, economic, and health outcomes among women and their children. Watch this short video or visit our webpage to
learn more about ESTIMA!
Microfinanzas ESTIMA en Espanol
CHARM: Family Planning as Prevention in Rural India
||May 27, 2016
The third cohort of Movement Makers from
Move to End Violence recently returned from an international learning exchange in South Africa. In part 2 of this podcast, the male movement makers, Andrew Sta. Ana of
Day One, Quentin Walcott of
CONNECT, Ed Heisler of
Men as Peacemakers and PreventConnect/California Coalition Against Sexual Assault's David Lee reflect on how the lessons they learned in South Africa impact the role of men in the movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Watch
Modern Family Planning in India
It's On Us UC San Diego Student Challenge
October 17, 2016
In support of the It’s On Us campaign, and to encourage informed and positive responses from policymakers to preventing sexual assault, we are pleased to provide the GEH policy brief on “What Research Tells Us about Campus Sexual Assault” and a UCSD student-led “It’s On Us” video featuring UC San Diego students, faculty, staff, and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) speaking out against sexual assault. Please note the leadership of our own Meghan Yap (UCSD Class of 2016 and White House “It’s On Us” Champion of Change) on both the policy brief and in the video. We are very proud to be part of UCSD community and join this student-led stance for change!
GEH Policy Brief
Anita Raj at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference
September 22, 2017
Anita Raj, Ph.D., Director of UC San Diego's center on Gender Equity and Health and Professor in the Division of Global Public Health, shared her perspective of worldwide sexual assault prevention with the audience at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference.
Teenage Sex Trade Workers Test High for HIV: Study
7 San Diego, August 4, 2015
A study from the UC San Diego School of Medicine says violence and lack of condom use contributes to high HIV rates among women who entered the sex trade as minors in two U.S.-Mexico border cities.
UN General Assembly Convenes Panel on Child, Early and Forced Marriage
September 5, 2014
The UN General Assembly convened a panel of experts, including Center on Gender Equity and Health Director Dr. Anita Raj, to address the affects of child, early and forced marriage, which impact six of the eight 2015 Millennium Development Goals.
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The Symposium on Gender Equity and Violence March 19-21, 2014
Session 1: Gender-based Violence and Reproductive Health
Session 2: Engaging Men and Boys
Session 3: Reproductive Rights/Reproductive Access Session
Session 4: Girl Child Marriage and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Session 5: Gender and Community Empowerment Approaches to Improve Reproductive Health
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Partner violence among methamphetamine-using women at risk for HIV
UC Irvine Open Courseware, May 20, 2014
The primary goal of this study was to examine the prevalence of physical and sexual abuse by different types of perpetrators, including intimate partners, in an understudied population – HIV-negative, heterosexual, female methamphetamine users in San Diego, CA. The secondary goal was to identify sexual and drug-related HIV risk factors that were independently associated with intimate partner violence.
The Impact of Violence Against Women on Maternal Health
Woodrow Wilson Center, April 18, 2013
Women suffering from intimate partner violence are less likely to adopt contraception and are 46 to 69 percent more likely to have an unintended pregnancy, Silverman said. Abusive partners are 83 percent more likely to coerce a pregnancy, through forced intercourse or birth-control sabotage, and women in abusive relationships are 2.7 times more likely to seek an abortion. Women suffering from abuse are twice as likely to have a miscarriage and their children are 3.9 times more likely to have a low birth weight, while infant diarrheal diseases are 38 to 65 percent more common in children born to mothers suffering from abuse.