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Under-researched areas and marginalised populations in the field of gender-based violence

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In this panel, speakers will present their research on gender-based violence (GBV) within marginalised populations and highlight areas for further research in the field of GBV. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities of working with marginalised populations and explore areas where evidence is limited.

This session will be moderated by Professor Hannah Kuper, Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) at LSHTM.   


Research on sexual harassment of adolescent girls and young women 


Dr Joyce Wamoyi, Senior Social and Behavioural Research Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research in Mwanza, Tanzania 

Dr Joyce Wamoyi is a Social and Behavioural researcher at the National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania. She has an MSc in Public health and a PhD in social and Behavioural Sciences. For over 20 years, Dr Wamoyi has worked on understanding social and behavioural determinants of Adolescents and Young people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health; Structural drivers of HIV risk; Parenting/families and prevention of violence against children; stigma and discrimination in access to SRH services; and qualitative and participatory research methods.  

In her work, she has explored the dynamics of transactional sex in adolescents and young women's sexual relationships in sub-Saharan Africa and sexual harassment in schools, workplaces and public places in Tanzania. She is currently working on the evaluation of the scale-up of the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme in Tanzania. She is a member of the WHO Behavioural Insights Technical Advisory Group and UNICEF Advisory Board for the multi-country project “Children’s Experiences and Perspectives of COVID-19, and restrictions related to it”

Violence against people with disabilities in Tanzania 


Professor Heidi Stöckl, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Insitute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology at Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität in Munich, Germany 

Professor Heidi Stöckl is a social epidemiologist with more than 20 years of experience in researching the epidemiology of intimate partner violence, violence-related mortality and human trafficking, including studies on the prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence among the general population, pregnant and older women, the global prevalence of intimate partner homicide and perpetrators of child homicide, trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced marriage in Uzbekistan and China.  

Her research mainly consists of large-scale survey data analysis and evidence synthesis and primary research including a randomised control trial in South Africa, cross-sectional surveys, penal file analyses and qualitative and methodological work in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Europe. In collaboration with the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, she is currently running the first longitudinal study among adult women on intimate partner violence in sub-Saharan Africa with four waves of data collection to explore the predictors and consequences of intimate partner violence, a qualitative study on perceptions and conceptualisations of sexual harassment in Tanzania and formative work through adaptive programming to develop an intervention addressing sexual violence among adolescent boys in Nigeria. For her DPhil, she conducted the first prevalence study on intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Germany. 

Neema Mosha, Medical Statistician of the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) 

Neema Mosha is a Medical Statistician at MITU. Previously, she worked as a statistician in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College in Moshi, northern Tanzania. She was a recipient of the Demographic Health Survey fellowship in 2014 and HIV Trust Scholarship between 2014 and 2015. Currently, she is enrolled in a PhD degree programme in biostatistics at Stellenbosch University in South Africa as part of the sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics training programme. Her project focus on advanced statistical methods of analysing HIV surveillance data to account for missing data and application of other advanced statistical methods to estimate causal effects in observational studies.  

Neema has conducted research in a range of topics including HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, non-communicable diseases, gender violence and women empowerment, health systems, and more recently on emerging infectious diseases. 



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