Collaborations with Research Institutions
As an activist organization, we enrich our work by collaborating with research institutions that bring a unique set of technical skills and avenues for diffusion of ideas.
We collaborate with a variety of research institutions to strengthen and expand the scope of our learning efforts. We currently are currently working on the below collaborations:
- Rigorous assessment of SASA! and the Good School Toolkit with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Makerere University. Proved the effectiveness of both methodologies in preventing violence.
- Study on Resilience, Violence & Gender with Columbia University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Explores characteristics of adolescents who maintain high levels of resilience, despite difficult experiences including violence from their teachers, caregivers, and peers.
- Exploring the Intersections of Violence against Women and Children in the Family with Columbia University. Aims to help us to better understand shared perceptions and experiences of violence against women and violence against children in the family – as well as potential entry points for integrated prevention programming.
- Adaptations Research with University of California, San Diego is an effort funded by the United Nations Trust Fund to learn more about how SASA! is being adapted and implemented in diverse contexts, including a rural setting (Tanzania); a humanitarian setting (Kenya); and a Caribbean setting (Haiti). Click here and go to the SASA! Study tab for more information on this study.
In addition, Raising Voices partners with research institutions on other key learning projects, including:
- Global Women’s Institute (GWI) as a member of the Leadership Council
- Ideas42 a behavioral science group, to experiment with micro-innovations to strengthen SASA!
- International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) to strengthen our organizational learning framework
Raising Voices also partners with research institutions to find opportunities for young professionals (MA and PhD students) to come to Uganda to gain practical experience in preventing violence against women and children.
Are you interested in collaborating with us? Contact us!
The Learning Paper series is a new initiative designed to document and share experiences and lessons learned through our practice. They are intended for activist organizations and others interested in understanding the how and why behind Raising Voices programs and processes.
Organizational Perspectives – learning from the journey of Raising Voices
- Learning from Practice Series No. 1: Creating an organizational culture for social justice activism
- Learning from Practice Series No. 2: Growing as an activist organization through evaluation research
- Learning From Practice Series, No. 5: Solidarity in action: Partnering to prevent violence against women
Research Perspectives – learning from evaluation findings and operations research
- Learning from Practice Series No. 3: Walking In Her Shoes inspires a pathway of change in sub-Saharan Africa
- Learning from Practice Series No. 4: Research Perspectives, Stronger Together: Engaging both women and men in SASA! to prevent violence against women