Submitted by Amy Hill (StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks Director) and Jenn Warren (Grassroot Soccer South Africa’s Strategic Communications Manager)

This was first published by StoryCenter. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors.

[Photo: WRC]

Submitted by Melissa Garcia, International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, and Sarah Rich, Women’s Refugee Commission.

[Hermaphrodite. Roman Imperial Period, about 20 B.C. to A.D. 40]

Submitted by Laura Nacyte

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court adheres to sex dualism. As a result, it denies legal protection to intersex victims of gender-based violence.  

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Submitted by Amy Oestreicher

At 18 years old, I was prepared to make a lot of life-changes.  After all, I was about to venture into the world of independence – that April, I had received my college acceptance letters. When an unforeseen blood clot caused my body to go into septic shock, my life really did change forever.

[Photo: Beauty Bites Beast].

Submitted by Ellen Snortland

This was first published in the Huffington Post. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the author.

Uncharted Waters of Self-defense for Women

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Submitted by Amy Oestreicher

When I speak at colleges about my own story of sexual abuse, I never forget how difficult it was for me to even speak the words,

 "I was sexually abused."

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Submitted by Amy Oestreicher

[Photo: PCADV]
Submitted by:  Erika Bonnevie
Co-Authors:  Jennifer Wagman, Fred Nalugoda, Gertrude Nakigozi, Neema Nakyanjo, Paul Fleming

The Problem:

[Photo: World Vision Kenya]

Submitted by Phiona Naserian Koyiet, World Vision Kenya, National Coordinator Gender and Disability.

[Photo: Adapted from World Bank Voices]

Submitted by Jennifer Scott

[Photo: Scott Wallace/World Bank]

Submitted by Melissa Hidrobo and Shalini Roy

Guest Blogger/Author: Susan Bartels
Co-Author: Saja Michael

Submitted by: Kristin Kay Gundersen 
Co-Authors: Jamila K. Stockman, Kiyomi Tsuyuki, Daniela Knauth, and Regina Maria Barbosa

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is looking for guest bloggers with original ideas and fresh outlooks. Blogs provide an opportunity to teach, share and inspire others. The SVRI and World Bank networks and platforms provide to a global audience of researchers, policy-makers, funders and many others.

Here is a list of possible topics you could focus on:

[Photo: Raising Voices]

Written by Sophie Namy, Raising Voices and Catherine Carlson, Global Mental Health Program/New York State Psychiatric Institute

[Image: edobrienhr]

Submitted by Elizabeth Dartnall, SVRI

The Family Planning High Impact Practices initiative is a global collective working to identify “high impact practices” in the field of family planning.  They have put out a brief on all current family planning programmes and practices assessed as “high impact”.

[Image: joshmcclellan]

Results from a sustained impact evaluation of a psychosocial intervention targeting men to prevent intimate partner violence.

Written by Henny Slegh and Marian Tankink


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Submitted by Sanni Bundgaard, Advisor for Care for Women Survivors, International Rescue Committee 

[Image: Juba, South Sudan, 2016]

Written by Lizle Loots1 and Elizabeth Dartnall2

Independent Consultant1; Sexual Violence Research Initiative2

[Photo credit: PFP]

Submitted by Professor Nancy Glass, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Mitima Mpanano Remy, Director-PAIDEK microfinance 


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