The mission of NNVAWI is to eliminate violence by advancing nursing education, practice, research, and public policy.

The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International

The mission of NNVAWI is to eliminate violence against women by advancing
nursing education, practice, research, and public policy.

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International ● July 12, 2018


NNVAWI Conference Program is out

We have fabulous plenary speakers for this years #NNVAWI2018 conference.

Future newsletters will promote these speakers to inform you of the exciting presentations to come.


Plenary Speakers - Wednesday, September 26

Dr Nancy Glass and Dr Larissa Jennings


Presentation title: Essentials to Advancing Sustainable Development:  Gender Equality, Violence, Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability


Dr. Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN


Professor and Independence Chair in Nursing, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Dr. Glass conducts multidisciplinary projects in partnership with local experts and communities across diverse global settings domestically and globally, including in conflict and post-conflict countries (Somalia, DR Congo, South Sudan). Her federally funded program of research work focusses on evaluating violence prevention, economic empowerment and safety interventions to improve the health, economic stability and well-being of survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and their families. Dr. Glass has collaborated with global experts and donors (such as UNICEF and World Bank) to implement and evaluate innovative primary prevention programs that challenge social norms that sustain violence against women; examine the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) to inform programs and service; and improve health care systems' responses to survivors of GBV. These and other projects use mHealth technologies to deliver programs and to collect confidential and secure data, reach diverse populations, and provide tools and resources to health and social service providers. A past president of NNVAWI, Dr. Glass is committed to collaborating with and mentoring colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students globally as well as partnering with community experts and organizations to improve health, safety, and economic stability for women, families, and communities.


Dr. Larissa Jennings, PhD


Assistant Professor in Social and Behavioral  Interventions, Department of International Health,    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,  Baltimore, MD, USA

Dr. Jennings’ research program focuses on the design and evaluation of economic-strengthening interventions  (e.g. entrepreneurship, livelihood, youth savings  accounts, cash incentives, and financial or vocational  training) and mobile health technologies to improve  sexual and reproductive health, including HIV, among  impoverished girls and young women. Her research draws on a combination of research methodologies, including biostatistics, qualitative research, psychometric analysis, and systematic reviews and includes studies conducted in resource-poor setting in the U.S. and in sub-Saharan Africa with varied populations (e.g. African-American unstably housed youth, Native American adolescents, post-conflict Congolese youth, and Kenyan young adults living in urban slums). Dr. Jennings holds a PhD in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health from JHSPH, and a Master’s in Health Sciences (MHS) in International Health, Health Systems, also from JHSPH. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in social anthropology from Harvard University.



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