November 2019

Are we doing enough for *D/deaf women and girls?

Written by Jaz Mann (DeafKidz International).

Are we doing enought to support D/deaf women and girls? Recently I had the privilege of attending the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa, for the first time. I’d like to begin by giving a special thank you to the Sexual Violence Research Initiative for facilitating my attendance at the conference, with interpreters, through the award of a bursary for which I am extremely grateful.

SVRI Forum 2019: A truly global event

Building Feminist Momentum to Prevent VAW in Africa

Submitted by Raising Voices. 

“I remain hopeful despite the challenges we face. I am inspired when I experience and witness transformation in my life and in the lives of others.  I am inspired when I dance, when I cry, and when I laugh.  When I work with others to overcome a huge challenge or achieve a goal, it gives me the energy to move on.

Without the Global South, we fight child abuse in the dark

Written by Elizabeth Dartnall and Anik Gevers (SVRI).

Investing in local research is the best way to reduce and end abuse. For many of the practitioners and programmers who work to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA), research can seem time-consuming and costly. This is especially as there are often limited funds and an acute demand for services that respond to and prevent CSA.