There is growing global recognition of the intersections between VAW and VAC. Researchers, practitioners, activists and donors from both the VAW and VAC fields are recognizing that collaboration and increased coherence in programming are essential to meet women’s, adolescents’, and children’s needs, and to maximise synergies. The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), UNICEF Innocenti, and the Special Programme on Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) hosted by WHO are joining efforts to develop global research priorities on the intersections between VAW and VAC. This research agenda will contribute to building knowledge in a more systematic way, ensure that research efforts make the best use of limited resources, and serve to monitor progress over time.
A consultative, inclusive process among VAW and VAC stakeholders will identify areas where research can enhance coordination, alignment and consistency to address the intersections in innovative and effective ways. The process, as much as the outcomes, will help strengthen both fields and build bridges for the benefit of children, adolescents, and women everywhere.
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For more information about this research priority setting process, please contact Anik Gevers (SVRI) at email@example.com
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