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[Picture by Allan Kamonere also known as Bright Pencil] Written By Lightwell Mpofu with contribution from Kathy Bond Stewart and Leandre Martin When the news came that we had been shortlisted, we were nervous to say the least but when we were finally chosen it was a moment of euphoria, excitement, e...
[Photo: Times Higher Education] Written by Rebecca Fielding-Miller, University of California, San Diego In April, my colleague Dr. Fortunate Shabalala and I were honored to represent the University of Swaziland and the University of California, San Diego at the World Bank’s annual Spring Meeting to...
Picture by Anxious Katuruza, from the forthcoming book, FLOURISHING SPRING: Enhancing Children and Youth Participation and Leadership. Written by Lightwell Mpofu, Africa Community Publishing and Development Trust Children and youth are still in shackles if we still need to worry that we might have t...
[Photo: Pexels] Written by Elizabeth Dartnall1, Anik Gevers2 and Diana Arango3 SVRI1, Independent Consultant: VAWG Prevention & Gender Equality Specialist2, World Bank Group3 Innovative research from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) on effectiveness of GBV prevention efforts and how to su...
[Photo: Thoughts on Life and Love] Written by Emma Fulu, The Equality Institute This is a summary of the article by Fulu et al.[i] Child maltreatment and intimate partner violence (IPV) are global public health issues. While violence against children (VAC) and violence against women (VAW) have gener...
[Photo: Imec ITF] Written by Anik Gevers1 and Elizabeth Dartnall2 Independent Consultant: VAWG Prevention & Gender Equality Specialist1 ; Snr Research Manager: SVRI2 This was first published by the Institute for Security Studies. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors Pu...
[Photo: International Business Times] Submitted by Jenny Lloyd  This was first published by The International Centre. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the author. When we think about where child sexual exploitation (CSE) happens we might find ourselves thinking about specific town...
[Photo: Open Forest] Submitted by Helen Liebling This was first published by Open Forest. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the author. Background Previous research found high levels of trauma-related difficulties amongst the conflict-affected population in Northern Uganda. There i...
Participants from pose with a 'before PSKS/after PSKS' list of changes they have experienced in their community © Angela Kelly Hanku Submitted by Kathy Taylor, Manager, Partners for Prevention Joint Programme, Anik Gevers, Consultant, Partners for Prevention Joint Programme and Julius Otim, Women, P...
[Photo: The International Centre] Written by Jenny Pearce and Lucie Shuker, The International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking This was first published by The International Centre. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors. The recent disc...
[Photo by: Girls Not Brides] Written by Ellen Travers (Girls Not Brides) and Meg Greene (Greene Works)  This was first published by Girls Not Brides. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors. 2016 was a big year for research on child marriage. New data and analysis emerged, bu...
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. “I want to make sure that my voice is heard – and...
[Photo: WRC] Submitted by Melissa Garcia, International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, and Sarah Rich, Women’s Refugee Commission. Emergency contraception (EC) can reduce the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex, including in cases of sexual violence. Global guidance is clear that EC s...
[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.   The adoption of the Rome Statute of the Inte...
[Photo retrieved from amyoes.com/galleries] 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 m...
[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 When the world was still largely unexplored and considered “flat,” ancient maps marked...
[Photo retrieved from amyoes.com/galleries] 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." It took me an even longer time to believe it, or to understand it could...
[Photo retrieved from amyoes.com/galleries] Submitted by Amy Oestreicher Everyone has a place in sexual assault prevention. According to RAINN, an average of 68% of assaults in the last five years were not reported.  Together, we can help all survivors come forward to share their stories and heal. T...
[Photo: PCADV] Submitted by:  Erika Bonnevie Co-Authors:  Jennifer Wagman, Fred Nalugoda, Gertrude Nakigozi, Neema Nakyanjo, Paul Fleming The Problem: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common form of violence against women and girls worldwide. Globally, 30% of women over age 15 have exper...
[Photo: World Vision Kenya] Submitted by Phiona Naserian Koyiet, World Vision Kenya, National Coordinator Gender and Disability. Mental health has a crucial role in the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence. However, to date most research and practice has focused on the role of mental healt...

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