Gender-Based Violence in South Africa
Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2005
Nan Stein, Ed.D., Jasmine Waddell, Ph.D. and Linda Williams, Ph.D. presented at the third South African Gender-Based Violence and Health Conference, designed to bring together researchers, clinicians, program managers, and policy-makers to discuss topics such as HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, vulnerable children, barrier methods, contraception, gender, and gender-based violence among others. This conference, recognized in Africa as one of the major platforms for discussion on research findings, has been adopted as a flagship for the newly established World Health Organization-funded African Research and Training Network for Reproductive Health and HIV. At the conference, Stein presented "Rising Rates of Sexual Assaults in US Schools: What Ever Happened to Plain Old Sexual Harassment?" Waddell presented the poster session "Unsafe Schools? Trends in the Literature on School-Related Gender-Based Violence in Developing Countries," and Williams presented her paper "Sexual and Physical Violence Perpetrated Against Intimate Partners: Theory and Recent Research From a Three-Year Follow-Up Study." The conference was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, October 16-19, 2005.