The Department of Gender Studies will be hosting a public lecture entitled 'Violence against women and girls: how can we prevent it, and what works to support survivors?'
speaker: Dr Giulia Ferrari – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
venue: VC Hall 101, Level 1, IT Services Building
date: Tuesday 29 March
time: 16:00 till 17:30
Violence against women and girls is widespread. Globally, one in three women older than 15 years has experienced violence from their partners in their lifetime. Some of the more exciting questions in this field are about what works for VAWG prevention and in support of VAWG survivors; and about how to measure the costs and cost-effectiveness of VAWG interventions. In this talk, Dr Ferrari will report on recent results from a successful intervention to improve the mental health of VAWG survivors in the UK and on current efforts at standardising costing and impact measurement methodologies in the VAWG field. The speaker will rely on examples from interventions currently under way in various geographical locations – from the UK to sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – as well as in a variety of setups, from high schools to adult learning courses, through community mobilisation interventions to change gender norms around VAWG.
The general public is cordially invited to attend this public lecture. For enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Isabelle Camilleri and Ms Samantha Grima by email or by phone on +356 2340 3956 and +356 2340 3808.
About the guest speaker
Giulia Ferrari is a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She is part of the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME) HIV Modelling and Economics Group within the Department of Global Health and Development. She has more than ten years’ experience in violence research in both sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. At LSHTM, she is the health economist on a large UKAid-funded programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG), spanning more than 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The programme – What Works to prevent VAWG – is fielding and evaluating interventions for the prevention of VAWG in a variety of settings and populations, and aims to produce high quality comparable data.
Giulia frequently gives presentations at national and international meetings. She originally trained as a quantitative economist at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), and has recently completed her Ph.D. in International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work focuses on the socio-economic predictors of VAWG, as well as measures of wellbeing. Her methodological interests are in the economic and impact evaluation of interventions for the prevention of VAWG and for the support of VAWG survivors. She is a reviewer for a World Bank study on women’s economic empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa, and has worked as a consultant in the international and sustainable development fields.