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Submitted by: Kristin Kay Gundersen  Co-Authors: Jamila K. Stockman, Kiyomi Tsuyuki, Daniela Knauth, and Regina Maria Barbosa One woman is victimized by violence every 15 seconds in Brazil, with a total of 23% of all Brazilian women experiencing violence in their lifetime. There are many notable con...
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 o...
[Photo: Raising Voices] Written by Sophie Namy, Raising Voices and Catherine Carlson, Global Mental Health Program/New York State Psychiatric Institute Around the world, violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) are happening in the same communities, homes, and families.  Prev...
[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 assess...
[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 Promundo When Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is in the headlines, conflict, war, and rape are often t...
[Photo: IRC] Submitted by Sanni Bundgaard, Advisor for Care for Women Survivors, International Rescue Committee  Imagine a health center that is open, stocked with vaccines and fully staffed, in a region where measles is known to be endemic. But only three children are vaccinated every month. Would...
[Image: Juba, South Sudan, 2016] Written by Lizle Loots1 and Elizabeth Dartnall2 Independent Consultant1; Sexual Violence Research Initiative2 Violent conflict impacts significantly on individuals, communities, and whole societies. As we witness economies in warring countries collapse, we see how so...
[Photo credit: PFP] Submitted by Professor Nancy Glass, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Mitima Mpanano Remy, Director-PAIDEK microfinance  Pigs for Peace and Rabbits for Resilience were started by Mitima Mpanano Remy, Director of Programme d’Appui aux Initiatives Economiques (PAIDEK)...
[Photo credit: RAINN] Written by Janine Natalya Clark, School of Law,  University of Birmingham On 21 March 2016, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), of war crimes and crim...
[Photo credit: Enterprising Oxford]. Submitted by Morma Moremi, Sexual Violence Research Initiative I recently participated in a great workshop on scale up of interventions that work to prevent violence against women in East and Southern Africa region jointly hosted by the Sexual Violence Research I...
[Photo credit: LVCT] Submitted by Carol Ajema 1, Dr. Lina Digolo 1, Karanja Muraya 2 and Millicent Kiruki 1 1 LVCT Health 2 SOWED Kenya           Background The school has been identified as one of the settings where children are exposed to violence. In 2014/15, LVCT Health and SOWED Kenya carried o...
[Photo credit: Global Rights for Women] Submitted by Michele R. Decker, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health I’m finally in Thailand celebrating our Development Marketplace for Innovation award from the World Bank Group and the nonprofit Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) to preve...
[Photo credit: SVRI] Written by Elizabeth Dartnall, Sexual Violence Research Initiative This week I was at a presentation where Prof Jewkes (SVRI Secretary) shared evidence on What Works to Prevent Gender Based Violence. Our knowledge of what works is increasing, but there is very little implementat...
[Photo credit: United Nations]. Submitted by Elizabeth Dartnall, Sexual Violence Research Initiative The first World Humanitarian Summit, convening in Istanbul, May 2016, aims to set a new agenda for global humanitarian action. In support of the Summit, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & L...
[Photo credit: SVRI] Submitted by Elizabeth Dartnall and Morma Moremi, Sexual Violence Research Initiative Despite the high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) globally, and the many potential long lasting harmful effects of this violence, funds for research on GBV prevention remain scarce. The SV...
[Photo credit: Veterans Today] Submitted by Zia Wasserman , UCT graduate (LLM specialising in Criminology, Victimology and International Criminal Law). Introduction The phrases ‘wartime rape’ and ‘rape as a weapon of war’ have received much traction in recent years. This is owed to a growing awaren...
[Photo credit: Sikhula Ndawonye] Submitted by Tamaryn Crankshaw1 and Elizabeth Dartnall2 HEARD UKZN1 , SVRI2 The links between exposure to violence and maltreatment in childhood and poor educational attainment as well as the child later in life being a perpetrator or victim of violence are well docu...
Feedback on the Meeting : “Engaging the Elephant in the Room: Facilitating a feminist way forward for women and men to work together on violence against women”. 17th September, SVRI Forum 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Many thanks to all of you who took time out of the busy SVRI Forum 2015 progra...

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