from 20/Oct to 01/Feb

Call for abstracts - SVRI Forum

SVRI is delighted to invite you to submit abstracts, attend and register for the largest world-wide conference dedicated to research on prevention and response to sexual and intimate partner violence - SVRI’s 5th global conference - SVRI Forum 2017.

Please submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation on/before the 1 February 2017 on our website www.svri.org/forums/forum2017.  All submissions will be acknowledged promptly. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within one week, please contact the Mandy Salomo at mandy.salomo@mrc.ac.za , so that we can verify if your submission has been received.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by two members of the abstract review committee.

SVRI is seeking abstracts on:

  • sexual violence;
  • intimate partner violence;
  • child abuse and neglect;
  • HIV and SGBV;
  • Feminist work with men and boys;
  • Femicide
  • (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (CSECA and SECA)
  • children and adolescents - violence prevention and response;
  • sexual trafficking;
  • sexual abuse and violence in institutional settings;
  • marginalized populations, including women with disabilities, LGBTI, sex workers, migrants, refugees; internally displaced populations, and indigenous populations
  • new forms of gender-based violence including cyber bullying, cyber stalking and secondary victimization;
  • impacts of violence against women and violence against children on mental health;
  • use of technology to prevent and respond to sexual and intimate partner violence and child abuse and exploitation.

SVRI also invite colleagues to submit applications for pre-conference workshops for building capacity in the field.

Write to SVRI at: svri.forums@mrc.ac.za  or visit http://www.svri.org/forums/forum2017/index.htm   for more information.

Local: http://www.svri.org/news/svri-forum-2017-partnerships-action-call-abstracts
Date: Oct/20/2016 - Feb/01/2017
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from 19/Jan to 01/Feb

Global fund for women - Funding opportunity: Initiative to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

Global Fund for Women invites organizations seeking to scale innovative strategies and successful interventions to apply for funding. They intend to fund organizations and coalitions (organizations working together to increase potential impact through their collaborative efforts) working to ensure that women workers are free from sexual harassment and sexual violence in places where they work and live.

Closing date: 1 February 2017

More Information here

Local: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CA-Proposal-Eligibility-Criteria.pdf
Date: Jan/19/2017 - Feb/01/2017
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6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Peace Revolution Summit - 6-10 February, Thailand

The Peace Revolution Summit will be held from 6 to 10 February 2017 in Thailand.


The summit aims to create a unique opportunity to gather a thriving global community of peace activists and visionaries from different fields, such as entrepreneurs, artists, philanthropists, photographers, filmmakers, bloggers, scholars, teachers, students, civil society and professionals, in order to share their stories, brainstorm ideas, launch initiatives, and share an unforgettable experience of solidarity in unfolding our vision of world peace.


The summit is an opportunity to become a member of a vibrant international community! Join Peace Revolution Summit on a paradise island in Thailand. You will have a chance to empower your mind and cultivate your inner peace through meditation practice. Learn how to build peace by yourself, network with fellow change-makers on how to raise mindfulness practices to the top of the world agenda as peace building tools, and inspire others to start the change from themselves.

More information here.

Local: https://peacesummit.net/peace-revolution-summit-2017-2/
Date: Feb/06/2017 - Feb/10/2017
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13, 14, 15, 16 and 17

Short course: Researching gender-based violence: Methods and meaning, 13 -17 February 2017, London

This course aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills to conduct or commission technically rigorous, ethical and policy- and service-relevant research on various forms of violence against women.

The course is intended for individuals who will conduct or commission research on gender-based violence. It will be of particular interest to those who want to add a ‘violence component’ to study that is quantitative or qualitative study or an intervention evaluation. It is relevant for individuals working on health-related topics such as, sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, HIV, mental health and substance use. 

More information on the course here

Local: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/cpd/gender_violence.html
Date: Feb/13/2017 - Feb/17/2017
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Webinar: Workplace responses to gender based violence webinar, 14 February 2017

This webinar "Workplace responses to gender based violence webinar" will help participants explore response to workplace gender based violence. It is suitable for HR personnel, managers and other leaders invested in creating cultures of respect and safety for staff impacted by gendered violence. 

More information on the event here

To register for the event click here

Local: http://anrows.org.au/events/stakeholder-events/workplace-responses-gender-based-violence
Date: Feb/14/2017
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