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[The Change women’s group facilitator with her husband in front of her house after declaring her household as a violence-free home in front of the whole community.] Written by Darshana Gauchan A couple rides on a bicycle through the village, grocery bags hanging on the handlebars. They reach their h...
[Residents from Jimmirevar in Nawalparasi are seen carrying ‘violence-free’ household flags during the campaign promotion] Written by Prabin Nanicha Shrestha, Equal Access International This was first published by The Rising Nepal National Daily. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by t...
[Photo by Lisa Fontes] Written by Lisa Fontes The trauma from FGM/C lasts throughout the lives of women and their communities. Let us not kid ourselves into thinking of FGM as a neutral or positive cultural practice: girls hemorrhage to death, and endure crippling infections for months or years afte...
[Photo: Workaway] Oxfam Safe Families research on transforming harmful gender norms Written by Tanushree Soni (Oxfam), Tomoko Honda (Monash University), Sarah Homan (The Equality Institute), and Loksee Leung (The Equality Institute) The Solomon Islands consists of over 900 tropical islands and atoll...
[Photo adapted from Psychology Today. Original Source: Liz Bannish, with permission] Written by Lisa Aronson Fontes This was first published by Psychology Today. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the author. Domestic abusers often entrap their future victims with intense romance Vi...
[Photo: YTH.org] Written by Jaclyn Shea, MPH “At 12 I experienced a drunken man touching me…. When creating the illustrations for the app I imagined I was talking to that young girl,” ~ Monica Andino, Honduran Illustrator ZonaSegura is a trauma-informed, youth-centered mobile application and WhatsAp...
[Photo 1: participants during a girls' workshop; Photo 2: Boys creating messages. Photos by YTH] Written by Emma Schlamm and Jaclyn Shea “It is not easy to be a girl in Honduras…” 16-year-old girl, Tegucigalpa We are confronted daily with the heart-rending reality that thousands of Central Americans...
[Photo Credit: Ali Express] #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Written by Elizabeth Dartnall, SVRI and Anik Gevers, Independent Consultant This was first published by Reproductive Health Matters. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors. The SVRI   VAW takes many forms, such...
[The winning Development Marketplace 2018 proposal from Fundación Plan International España examines the long-term impacts of an empowerment training on gender-based violence, and household energy use in humanitarian settings. Photo © Fundación Plan International España] #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog...
[Photo by CHDC, Makerere University] #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Written by Carolyn Namutebi1, Godfrey Siu 1 and Daniel Wight 2 Child Health & Dev Centre, Makerere University1; MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Uni of Glasgow 2 “I received a hug for the first time in fifteen...
[Photo by Raising Voices] #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Written by the Community for Understanding Scale Up (CUSP) “Working with CUSP has reaffirmed my conviction that more than scaling specific initiatives/programs, it’s vital to scale the conceptual and methodological principles behind effect...
[Photo 1: Class learning about Kyrgyz Indigo, a local organization addressing LGBT+ issues] #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Written by Dr Elena Kim 1 and Dr Frank G. Karioris 2 American University of Central Asia 1; University of Pittsburgh 2 Levels of violence against women in European and Centr...
[Photo Credit: Maureen Murphy] #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Written by Manuel Contreras-Urbina 1 and Sylvia Atieno Owino 2 Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University 1; Send a Cow Kenya 2 One-third of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifet...
Foto cortesía de la Asociación GOJoven Honduras #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Written by Jaclyn Shea, MPH Young people in Honduras experience some of the highest rates of teen dating violence in the world. Almost one-third of the 15-19 year-olds who are or have been married report experiencing...
#16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Written by Morma Moremi, Elizabeth Dartnall and Laura Fitzhenry[i],  Sexual Violence Research Initiative There is an increasing emphasis on young people and other stakeholders’ participation in research on violence against women and violence against children. Yet,...
WBG/SVRI Development Marketplace 2018 winner Equal Access International aims to minimize the gap in evidence on the diffusion of gender norms in low-income settings in Nepal. Photo © Nirmal Rijal/Equal Access International   #16DaysofActivism 2018 Blog Series Diana J. Arango 1 and  Elizabeth Dartnal...
Written by Anik Gevers, Koh Miyaoi, Sangay Wangmo and Tashi Choden   Stakeholders Commit to Partnerships to Address GBV Experiences and scenes of domestic violence are often accepted as a regular feature of everyday life in a household. Increasingly, national prevalence data are being collected in d...
[Photo by: Shutterstock] Written by Lisa Aronson Fontes This was first published by domesticshelters.org. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the author. How to boost the resilience of children exposed to IPV While many behaviors signal a child in distress, no behavior in and of itse...
[Photo by: domesticshelters.org] Written by Lisa Aronson Fontes This was first published by domesticshelters.org. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the author. Effects of exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) on refugee children and ways to reduce this exposure by helping the...
[Photo by: The Equality Institute. Dr Emma Fulu presenting at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2017 Opening Plenary] Written by Dr. Emma Fulu, Founder and Director of the Equality Institute This was first published by The Equality Institute.  In her remarks during the Opening Plenary at...

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