Programme at a glance

DAY 1 - Monday, 6 July 2009
09:00 - 20:00 Conference Registration
10:00 - 16:00 Pre-Conference Workshops
18:00 - 19:00 Opening Session
Session Chair
Prof Jill Astbury, Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia
Welcome and introductions to the conference (pdf format, 221 kb)
Ms Liz Dartnall, SVRI Executive Director
Dr Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Chair SVRI Forum 2009 Coordinating Committee, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization
Keynote Address
Advocate Thoko Majokweni (pdf format, 54 kb), Special Director: Sexual Offences and
Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit in the National Prosecuting Authority, South Africa
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Cocktail Function
DAY 2 - Tuesday, 7 July 2009
07:00 - 18:00 Conference Registration  
08:50 - 09:00 Welcome Session
Dr Claudia Garcia-Moreno
Chair SVRI Forum 2009 Coordinating Committee, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
09:00 - 11:00 PLENARY SESSION
Primary Prevention: stopping sexual violence before it happens
Session Chair: Dean Peacock
Men's use of physical and sexual violence against women: Initial finding from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) (pdf format, 91 kb)
Prof Rachel Jewkes
Engaging boys and young men in the prevention of sexual violence (pdf format, 665 kb)
Christine Ricardo
Impact evaluation: prevention of sexual and physical violence against women in the home (pdf format, 415 kb)
Dr Jeannie Annan
Giving the primary prevention of violence against women a sporting chance (pdf format, 3193 kb)
Dr Melanie Heenan
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break - Poster display
  Parallel Session 1: Mental Health
Session Chair: Prof Mary Koss
Prevalence, patterning and mental health outcomes of forced sex in young Australian women (pdf format, 346 kb)
Prof Jill Astbury
Dead or alive? The effects of sexual violence and its aftermath on the mental health of victim-survivors (pdf format, 86 kb)
Dr Shazneen Commissariat Limjerwala
Sexual violence and mental health: Developing locally appropriate measures of the effect of service delivery on improving the psychological and social well-being of clients (DRC) (pdf format, 247 kb)
Sarah Spencer
  Parallel Session 2: Youth and Sexual Violence in the African region
Session Chair: Dr Alex Muhereza
Understanding Sexual Violence in the Context of Adolescents‘ Constructions and Conceptualisations of Intimate Relationships (pdf format, 1054 kb)
Anik Gevers
Prevalence, pattern, determinants and mental health consequences of sexual violence among female undergraduate students in Calabar, Southern Nigeria (pdf format, 487 kb)
Dr Bridget Nwagbara
Male sexual undesirability as a factor in the sexual violence experiences of female university students (pdf format, 2802 kb)
Tsitsi B Masvawure
  Parallel Session 3: Sexual Violence in Global Diversity I
Session Chair: Sylvie Olifson-Houriet
Causes and consequences of intimate partner rape/violence: experiences of selected married women in Nigeria (pdf format, 769 kb)
Dr Mary Esere
Rape and incest in Cameroon (pdf format, 750 kb)
Dr Tiokou Ndoko Flavien
HIV/AIDS and Sexual Violence Risk Behaviours in Contexts of Abrupt Gender-Role Change: A Mixed Methods Study from rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (pdf format, 346 kb)
Prof Rosemary Jolly
Talking about rape: South African men's responses to questions about rape (pdf format, 1835 kb)
Yandisa Sikweyiya
  Roundtable: Sexual Violence in the Latin American and Caribbean Region
Session Chair:  Alessandra Guedes
Sexual Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean (pdf format, 162 kb)
Dr Manuel Contreras-Urbina
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch - Poster display
14:30 - 16:30 PLENARY SESSION
Responding to Sexual Violence
Session Chair: Dr Naeemah Abrahams
A Situation Analysis of Care and Support for Rape Survivors at First Point of Contact in India and Bangladesh (pdf format, 400 kb)
Dr ME Khan
Health care services for victims/survivors of sexual violence: the State of Services in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala (pdf format, 2614 kb)
Yolanda Paredes-Gaitan
Lessons learned in providing SGBV service in Africa: A review of emerging evidence. (pdf format, 256 kb)
Dr Jill Keesbury
The Health Service Response to Violence Against Women: Lessons From IPPF Associations in Latin America (pdf format, 161 kb)
Alessandra Guedes
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break - Poster display
  Roundtable: Primary Prevention
Session Chair: Dr Malanie Heenan and Vanessa Swan
Taking the primary prevention of sexual violence seriously - Australian initiatives
  Roundtable: Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
Session Chair: Johanna Kehler
Bridging the Gap: Cross-Cutting Strategies to Address the Intersection of HIV and Sexual Violence from the Perspective of HIV Positive Women
  Report Launch
Masculinities and public policy in South Africa: changing masculinities and working toward gender equality
DAY 3 - Wednesday, 8 July 2009
09:00 - 11:00 PLENARY SESSION
Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergency Settings

Session Chair: Dr Claudia Garcia-Moreno
Experiences of Female Survivors of Sexual Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: A mixed-methods study (pdf format, 871 kb)
Jocelyn Kelly
Comparison of exposure to sexual violence in camp-settled and self-settled refugee populations, West Nile, Uganda (pdf format, 628 kb)
Elizabeth Rowley
Battles on Women's Bodies War, rape and traumatisation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (pdf format, 1353 kb)
Jill Trenholm
Access and utilization of health sector responses to sexual violence in conflict and post- conflict settings: the case of Northern Uganda (pdf format, 65 kb)
Veronica Nakijoba 
Women War Survivors of the 1989-2003 Conflict in Liberia: The Health Consequences of Sexual Torture (pdf format, 663 kb)
Ruth Ojiambo-Ochieng
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break - Poster display
Parallel Session 1
: Responses to Sexual Violence
Session Chair: Carol Ajema
From Paper to Practice: Lessons in policy implementation (pdf format, 98 kb)
Lisa Vetten
Medico-legal findings, case progression and legal outcomes in South African rape cases: A cross-sectional study (pdf format, 46 kb)
Prof Rachel Jewkes
Sexual Violence and Primary Health Care Workers: Identification of training and collaborative needs (pdf format, 285 kb)
Dr Olufunmilayo Fawole
  Parallel Session 2: Child Sexual Abuse
Session Chair: Prof Jill Astbury
Exploring the mental health needs of children (pdf format, 388 kb)
Shanaaz Mathews
Survivor perspectives for improving postnatal service delivery with child sexual abuse survivors (pdf format, 94 kb)
Dr Jan Coles
Childhood Sexual Abuse and Association with HIV Risk in Female Adolescents and Youth in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina: Understanding knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and self-efficacy (pdf format, 250 kb)
Ms Emily Herzberg
Child sexual abuse in Nicaragua: clinical responses and the impact of short-term therapeutic treatment (pdf format, 731 kb)
Abbie Shepard Fields
  Parallel Session 3: Sexual Violence and HIV
Session Chair: Jean Kemitare
A systematic review of the influence of sexual coercion on sexual risk behaviour, physical abuse and substance use among adolescents (pdf format, 629 kb)
Jerusha Soomar
Child sexual abuse and links to HIV and orphanhood in urban Zimbabwe (pdf format, 159 kb)
Eunice Lyn Garura
Adherence to Post Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV among victims of sexual violence in Monrovia, Liberia (pdf format, 139 kb)
Dr Rebecca Singer
  Parallel Session 4: Sexual Violence in Muslim Societies
Session Chair: Dr Wanjiru Mukoma
The hidden figure; sexual intimate partner violence among Pakistani Women (pdf format,1718 kb)
Dr Mufiza Zia Kapadia
Transgression that contributes to gender based violence in Egypt (pdf format, 531 kb)
Dr Yehia Gado
National research on domestic violence against women in Turkey: prevalence of sexual violence and implications for prevention (pdf format, 848 kb)
Dr Henrica A.F.M. (Henriette) Jansen
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch - Poster display
Parallel Session 1: Toward a Comprehensive Response to Sexual and Gender-Based
Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa
Session Chair: Dr Jill Keesbury
Innovative responses to the management of sexual violence in a public setting in Gauteng, SA (pdf format, 1499 kb)
Mohau Makhosane
Chain of evidence for post-rape care services: Lessons learnt in Kenya (pdf format, 1349 kb)
Carol Ajema  
Linking the community to the health center: Strategies to improve follow-up care (pdf format, 771 kb)
Fiona Nicholson
Linking the police and health sectors through the provision of EC (pdf format, 545 kb)
Dr Jonathan Mwansa Kaunda
  Parallel Session 2: Sexual Violence in Conflict
Session Chair: Dr Saiqa Mullick
Emergency contraception as an entry point to providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services in emergency settings: the Maries Stopes experience in Kenya (pdf format, 130 kb)
Dr Walter Odhiambo
Rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Militia attitudes towards combat and sexual violence (pdf format, 603 kb)
Jocelyn Kelly
Prevalence and determinants of sexual violence in Uganda (pdf format, 921 kb)
Dr Joy Nayiga
Challenges in availability & utilization of clinical services for rape survivors in a post conflict setting: A case study of in Northern Uganda (pdf format, 225 kb)
Dr Alex Muhereza
  Parallel Session 3: Sexual Violence in Global Diversity II
Session Chair: Prof Ia Verulashvili
A custom distorted: Beliefs about sexual abuse involving teenagers with intellectual disability at a rural setting in South Africa (pdf format, 53 kb)
Dr Nareadi Phasha
Labeled for life: A study on witches and witchcraft in Rajasthan (pdf format, 68 kb)
Prof Kanchan Mathur
Sexual and physical partner and non-partner violence in a conflict affected setting: Preliminary findings from Cote d’ Ivoire (pdf format, 690 kb)
Mazeda Hossain
Awareness, perception and practice of female genital mutilation among expectant mothers in Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, North Central Nigeria (pdf format, 235 kb)
Dr Osayande Osagie
  Parallel Session 4: Men as Victims of Sexual Violence
Session Chair: Dr Manuel Contreras-Urbina
Manhood, violence and coercive sexualities in men’s prisons: Dynamics and consequences behind bars and beyond (pdf format, 94 kb)
Sasha Gear
A Public Health and Human Rights Crisis: Sexual Violence in South African Detention Facilities (pdf format, 79 kb)
Cynthia Totten
Force and temptation: contrasting South African men’s accounts of coercion into sex by men and women (pdf format, 866 kb)
Yandisa Sikweyiya 
  Satellite Meeting: Raising voices (pdf format, 413 kb)
18:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner: Carnivore Restaurant
DAY 4 - Thursday, 9 July 2009
9:00 - 11:00 PLENARY SESSION
Sexual Violence and HIV

Session Chair: Dr Mary Ellsberg
Rape and HIV: Lessons from South Africa (pdf format, 87 kb)
Prof Rachel Jewkes
HIV/AIDS and rape: modelling predictions of the increase in individual risk of HIV infection from forced sex in conflict and post-conflict settings (pdf format, 272 kb)
Dr Mazeda Hossain
Exploring the role of stigma of rape and HIV on women's compliance to PEP after rape (pdf format, 828 kb)
Dr Naeemah Abrahams
Experience of GBV and economically motivated sex among unmarried African American and white women in the US: results from a national telephone survey (pdf format, 2429 kb)
Dr Kristin Dunkle
SASA! Generating evidence for VAW primary prevention programs (pdf format, 453 kb)
Evelyn Letiyo
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break - Poster display
11:30 - 12:30 CLOSING SESSION
Session Chair: Dr Claudia Garcia-Moreno
Research and Sexual Violence: Moving the Agenda Forward
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch