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Written by Dr. Godfrey Siu and Carolyn Namutebi, Child Health and Development Centre Makerere University The SVRI Forum 2019 has just ended in Cape Town. We were privileged to be among the over 700 delegates who participated in the highly interesting and sometimes emotional 5-day program that had be...
[Photo: GoJoven Honduras] Written by Emma Schlamm, The YTH Initiative of ETR  Everyone’s doing it. We’re talking about tech. The allure of technological solutions seems to permeate every sector, both public and private. Our lattes are made by robots, our doctors chat with us on FaceTime, and most re...
[Photo by Sarah Isaacs] In October 2019 I was lucky enough to be granted a bursary to attend the SVRI Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. I was not to be presenting at the event which removed some of the pressure that I might normally feel and afforded me the fantastic opportunity to learn about resea...
[Photo: Manuela Balliet with With young researchers at SVRI Forum 2019 ] Written by Manuela Balliet  When I landed in Cape Town international airport on a lovely night and heard my suitcase was delayed with no clear prospect of return, I was frustrated. A week before traveling, I had planned careful...
[Photo: Elizabeth Rojas, Send A Cow] Authors: Manuel Contreras-Urbina and Elizabeth Rojas 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Despite an increasing evidence base, the exact impact of economic empowerment programs on violence – and particularly on IP...
[Photo: SVRI Forum 2019] Written by Jaz Mann, DeafKidz International  Recently I had the privilege of attending the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum 2019 in Cape Town, for the first time. I’d like to begin by giving a special thanks to SVRI for facilitating my attendance at the confe...
[Clementine took part in training on how to challenge attitudes to GBV through the Indashyikirwa project in Rwanda]  This blog shares trends that came out of discussions and debates at the SVRI Forum 2019, that contribute towards addressing and preventing violence against women and girls. Read full...
[Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses, impacting roughly 35 percent of all women. Tetiana, 34, divorced her abuser, who regularly beat her and their son. Mariupol, Donetsk area, Ukraine, Oct 2017. ©UNDP/Anastasia Vlasova] This blog highlights the discussions, debate...
[Source: Tran Toan/Unsplash] Author: Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D.,Invisible Chains. Co-Author: Irena Grgona, MSc. Feeling dominated, humiliated & isolated at work? Could it be coercive control? Is your supervisor making your job a nightmare? If so, you may be suffering from workplace coercive contr...
Submitted by Raising Voices   “I remain hopeful despite the challenges we face. I am inspired when I experience and witness transformation in my life and in the lives of others.  I am inspired when I dance, when I cry, and when I laugh.  When I work with others to overcome a huge challenge or achiev...
[PHOTO: UNICEF colleagues from around the world meet at the SVRI Forum 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa, to connect and discuss how to translate new evidence into policies and programs to prevent violence and promote children’s and women’s rights.] Reflections from the world’s premier conference on e...
Written by Elizabeth Dartnall, SVRI Executive Director and Anik Gevers, SVRI Associate [Photo Credit:  Unsplash] This was first published by Apolitical. Investing in local research is the best way to reduce and end abuse. SVRI has received a grant from the Out of the Shadows Index Advocacy Fund, whi...
[The Change women’s group facilitator with her husband in front of her house after declaring her household as a violence-free home in front of the whole community.] Written by Darshana Gauchan A couple rides on a bicycle through the village, grocery bags hanging on the handlebars. They reach their h...
[Residents from Jimmirevar in Nawalparasi are seen carrying ‘violence-free’ household flags during the campaign promotion] Written by Prabin Nanicha Shrestha, Equal Access International This was first published by The Rising Nepal National Daily. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by t...
[Photo by Lisa Fontes] Written by Lisa Fontes The trauma from FGM/C lasts throughout the lives of women and their communities. Let us not kid ourselves into thinking of FGM as a neutral or positive cultural practice: girls hemorrhage to death, and endure crippling infections for months or years afte...
[Photo: Workaway] Oxfam Safe Families research on transforming harmful gender norms Written by Tanushree Soni (Oxfam), Tomoko Honda (Monash University), Sarah Homan (The Equality Institute), and Loksee Leung (The Equality Institute) The Solomon Islands consists of over 900 tropical islands and atoll...
[Photo adapted from Psychology Today. Original Source: Liz Bannish, with permission] Written by Lisa Aronson Fontes This was first published by Psychology Today. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the author. Domestic abusers often entrap their future victims with intense romance Vi...
[Photo: YTH.org] Written by Jaclyn Shea, MPH “At 12 I experienced a drunken man touching me…. When creating the illustrations for the app I imagined I was talking to that young girl,” ~ Monica Andino, Honduran Illustrator ZonaSegura is a trauma-informed, youth-centered mobile application and WhatsAp...
[Photo 1: participants during a girls' workshop; Photo 2: Boys creating messages. Photos by YTH] Written by Emma Schlamm and Jaclyn Shea “It is not easy to be a girl in Honduras…” 16-year-old girl, Tegucigalpa We are confronted daily with the heart-rending reality that thousands of Central Americans...
[Photo Credit: Ali Express] #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Written by Elizabeth Dartnall, SVRI and Anik Gevers, Independent Consultant This was first published by Reproductive Health Matters. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors. The SVRI   VAW takes many forms, su...

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