Call for Abstracts: SVRI Forum 2017, Partnerships for policy action, 18-21 September 2017, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The Sexual Violence Research Initaitive is pleased to announce its 5th international conference-SVRI Forum 2017. The conference will take place from 18-21 September 2016 at the beautiful Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The conference theme is partnerships for policy action and the key areas of discussion and debate are as follows:

  • What do we need to do to meet the SDGs? How should attainment be monitored? How do we scale up prevention?

  • How do we strengthen the evidence base on prevalence and drivers of sexual and intimate partner and other forms of violence against women and children and LGBTI groups?

  • How do we build better interventions using evidence to inform locally relevant prevention and response strategies?

  • Sharing of new and / or existing tools and methods including:
    • Measuring and monitoring of SGBV-related SDG targets and goals
    • Costing of interventions and the overall impact of SGBV
    • Scale-up
  • SGBV in conflict, post-conflict, humanitarian and high urban violence settings - planning, implementing, coordinating and monitoring essential actions to prevent and mitigate impacts of SGBV

  • Facilitating a feminist way forward for women and men to work together on violence against women

  • Interconnections and intersections between different forms of violence across the lifespan

  • Child participation in research on childhood violence and abuse

The SVRI Forum call for abstracts is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese

View more information here

Submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation on/before 1 February 2017.

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