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Seminar: Gendered Insecurities- Understanding the human security implications of migration on Zimbabwean women in South Africa

You are invited to a seminar Gendered Insecurities: Understanding the human security implications of migration on Zimbabwean women in South Africa by Dr Marcia Victoria Mutambara, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at HEARD. She will reflect on her PhD study journey and unpack intersectional pathways of how different social identities like race, gender, class and sexuality join together to form interlocking systems of oppression and vulnerability for migrant women in South Africa. About the speaker: Dr Marcia Victoria Mutambara is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at HEARD. Her resea...

HEARD at SA Aids Conference

HEARD researchers will be amongst the delegates participating in the 9th SA Aids Conference, the second largest HIV conference in the world, taking place at the Durban ICC from 11 to 14 June. HEARD Research Director, Dr Kaymarlin Govender, was selected to be part of the conference committee, charged with putting together a compelling and relevant programme reflecting current regional and international perspectives on HIV and Aids under the theme; Unprecedented Innovations and Technologies: HIV and change. Govender is also the co-chair of Track 4 of the confe...

Promoting the SRHR of young people: Current issues and opportunities

Africa is home to a very youthful population, with 32% aged between 10-24 years. Further, the proportion of young people between the ages of 12-24 years is expected to continue to rise. 1 The Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and concomitant enabling rights of these young people is clearly critical but the reality is that they often face insurmountable barriers in having these needs met. Realising that the generation and uptake of robust and rigorous evidence is critical to informing SRH policy and programming, HEARD has prioritised this research area. Thi...

Seminar: Understanding Structural Drivers Of GBV- The Importance of a Comprehensive Approach

HEARD invites you to a seminar, Understanding Structural Drivers Of GBV- The Importance of a Comprehensive Approach, by Professor Jane Freedman from the Université Paris 8, France. This seminar will help participants understand the importance of considering wider systemic and structural factors in research on various forms of gender-based violence, and in relating to these to their own empirical research. About the speaker: Jane Freedman is a professor at the Université Paris 8’s School of Sociology and Anthropology. She is also currently acting as an ...

Experts talk UHC at African Health Economics and Policy Conference

HEARD researcher, Mike Strauss, recently attended the 10th African Health Economics and Policy Association Biennial Conference in Accra, Ghana. He was among the health economists, public health and health policy researchers and experts engaging on the important theme: “Securing primary healthcare for all: the foundation of Universal Health Coverage in Africa”. “It was useful to understand the prevailing discourse and the current economic and policy approaches to increasing access to healthcare and financial risk protection, as well as engaging with the deb...

Training Workshop: Qualitative Methodology

On 11 - 14 November 2019, HEARD is offering this training workshop on approaches to doing qualitative research. This intensive course will introduce researchers to conceptual approaches to qualitative research, qualitative data collection methods, study designs, analysis models and paradigmatic points of departure for qualitative studies. The course will include both lectures and hands-on problem and analyses. WHAT IS THE VALUE OF QUALITATIVE  RESEARCH? Qualitative research is an approach used largely in the social sciences to explore social interacti...

Training Workshop: Applied Cost & Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Public Health

On 11-15 November 2019, HEARD is offering a training workshop on applied economic evaluation, with a focus on the evaluation of cost, cost-effectiveness analysis, and related skills.  Examples and data from several applied studies will be used to train participants to estimate program costs and to conduct cost-outcomes and cost-effectiveness analysis. The course will include both lectures and hands-on problem and analyses. WHY ARE ECONOMIC EVALUATIONS IMPORTANT? Two questions immediately arise as part of economic evaluations of public health interventions: ...

Seminar: Researching and working with gender, sexuality and young people

HEARD invites you to a seminar by Professor Deevia Bhana, the DST/NRF South African Research Chair  in Gender and Childhood Sexuality and a Professor in the School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal. This is the first of a series of seminars on Public Health and Social Policy for 2019. About the speaker:  Professor Deevia Bhana's research lies in the areas of gender, sexuality, children, young people and schooling. This research is informed by a cross-cutting approach, drawing from the sociology of childhood, political economy, critical feminist an...

Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

HEARD is looking to appoint post-doctoral research fellows on a two year fixed term contract subject to renewal based on performance and funding availability. The purpose is to enable the post-doctoral research fellow to engage in a period of uninterrupted research. Scholars are expected to engage in full-time post-doctoral studies in research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa in their area of focus under the supervision of a senior research fellow.  Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the applicant’s acad...

PhD Scholarship; Gender-Based Violence

HEARD is offering three scholarships to be awarded to students undertaking research focusing on the theme of gender-based violence, looking at prevalence, determinants and policy responses to GBV. This is part of our PhD programme, aimed at producing expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy-making or programme implementing entities in Africa, and to pursue additional research priorities. About the scholarships 1. Gender-based violence in higher education in Africa. Whilst there has been substantial research on gend...