The Sophia Forum is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £10,000 by the Big Lottery, from its Awards for All scheme, in order to develop our work. This funding will be used to continue to focus specifically on our research around the intersections of HIV and gender-based violence in the UK. Whilst the connections between gender-based violence – both as a cause and as a consequence of HIV – are widely recognised internationally, the linkages have not yet been adequately assessed in the UK.
You can read more about the work we have already done on this issue on two of our events pages:
The first event was at the House of Commons in October 2009
The second event was at the House of Lords in January 2011
Now with this funding from the Big Lottery, more will be coming soon!