The Gender Violence and Health Centre, with funding from the Oak Foundation and an anonymous donor, is studying social norms and other structural factors that might contribute to child sexual exploitation and abuse. This multi-faceted project includes desk- and field-based research in East Africa, Brazil, and Eastern Europe, and the development of an international network of partners working on child sexual exploitation and abuse and their structural drivers. The project aims to identify appropriate and effective primary prevention strategies to address root causes of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
In this introductory webinar, Dr. Lori Heise and Dr. Ana Maria Buller introduce this new project.
DR. LORI HEISE is a long-time women’s health advocate who has worked for many years on the issues of gender, sexuality and power. She is a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she serves as Director of the Gender Violence and Health Centre and heads up the Centre's work to advance research and practice on preventing child sexual exploitation and abuse.
DR. ANA MARIA BULLER is a Lecturer in Social Sciences at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has a social psychology background and is interested in the intersection of gender, health and development. Dr. Buller serves as the Co-Principal Investigator for the Gender Violence and Health Centre's work on preventing child sexual exploitation and abuse.