October 2017

Four Takeaways from Global Forum on Preventing Violence Against Women

[Findings from The Asia Foundation’s Nabilan survey confirm that rates of violence against women, in particular violence from an intimate partner, are high in Timor-Leste. Photo/Conor Ashleigh]

By Barbara Rodriguez, Chen Tingting and Xian Warner, The Asia Foundation

This was first published by The Asia Foundation. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors.

A passion stirred

[Photo by Lightwell Mpofu]

By Lightwell Mpofu, ACDPT

Rio was amazing! The captivating experience of flying over the Atlantic, the breath-taking and incredibly refreshing environment, the lovely food, the warm people, the beautiful sea…. simply amazing! More than anything, the sexual violence research initiative conference! Enlightening, great learning experience and great time to connect with sexual violence researchers, advocates and other changemakers seeking to see a positive difference globally.

Thoughts from the very bottom of the food chain: Talking to adolescent refugee sex workers

[The IRC’s Wellness Center in Lodwar, Kenya, serves as a critical lifeline for those who have experienced SGBV and others forced to engage in sex work to survive. Photo by Sanni Bundgaard.]

By Sanni Bundgaard, Advisor for Care for Women Survivors at the International Rescue Committee