6th Global Conference on Violence Against Women | CTICC, South Africa | 21-25 October 2019

Side Events

Satellite Events - 25 October 2019

The Global Compact on Refugees: What, Why and How on Delivering for Women and Girls?
Hosts: Josephine Ngebeh, UNHCR Regional Service Centre, Joanina Karugaba, UNHCR Geneva, Chi-Chi Undie, Population Council

Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Number of Delegates:  50

The session sensitizes participants to the Global Compact (GC) on Refugees, which promotes burden- & responsibility-sharing among UN Member States & development actors, & opportunities to deliver more on protecting refugee women and girls, while promoting gender equality. An ongoing model of how the GC is playing out in refugee settings in the African region will be highlighted, and coupled with interactive discussions around opportunities for further partner involvement.

Please RSVP your attendance at: cundie@popcouncil.org


Learning from civil society advocacy movements about what works, and what doesn’t.
Liz Tremlett, AmplifyChange

Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Number of Delegates:  75

The objective of this session is to highlight the importance of researchers working alongside civil society organisations on issues of advocacy, policy and law change. Using examples from Somaliland and Zimbabwe we shall explore what works in advocacy to advance legal and policy change on SRHR and to secure effective implementation of SRHR laws and policies?’ By doing so, we will better understand how to advance positive changes in advocacy, how existing laws and policies can be strengthened, how to prevent negative changes and what is needed to building capability in civil society organisations to enable sustainable and successful advocacy.

RSVP details will follow shortly.


The role of women’s rights organisations in strengthening the evidence base on violence against women with disabilities
Maria Vlahakis, Womankind Worldwide; Agness Chindimba, Deaf Women Included; Nirmala Dhital and Meena Paudel, Nepal Disabled Women’s Association

Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Number of Delegates:  30

This interactive event will examine the role of women’s rights organisations in documenting, researching and advocating on violence against women with disabilities. The event will look at new evidence on the nature, scope and impact of the problem, where evidence gaps still remain, and what needs to be done to end all forms of violence against women with disabilities and ensure access to justice for survivors. The event will feature presentations from the Nepal Disabled Women Association and Deaf Women Included in Zimbabwe, and include contributions from the What Works to Prevent VAWG consortium. 

Please RSVP your attendance at info@womankind.org.uk  


Access to Justice for LGBT asylum seekers
Dr. Coenie Louw – Gateway Health Institute

Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Number of Delegates:  40

Gateway invites you to join Judge Edwin Cameron and other panellists for this round table discussion that aims to  address issues faced by LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and refugees and to develop of a strategy and joint action plan to improve access to justice for this marginalized and vulnerable community.

RSVP your attendance at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fybfJxIyHhnaNcLqRvGjpVYJOsVcwRqSA3utWx6XQCY/edit?ts=5d493706.


Unpacking the ‘Black Box’ of Implementation: Using Qualitative, Ethnographic and Monitoring Data in Violence Prevention and Treatment Programs
Hosts: Rebecka Lundgren, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, USA; Anjalee Kohli, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, USA; Prabu Deepan, Tearfund; Sri Lanka; Courtney J. McLarnon-Silk, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, USA; Diane Gardsbane, Independent Consultant, USA.

Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Number of Delegates:  30-35

Ethnographic and qualitative research and monitoring data from sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention and response programs offer important information to unpack program change processes. These data can elucidate complex concepts including kinship and social networks, social norms, and how behaviors and change processes intersect with systems and structures and diffusion mechanisms. After discussion of lessons learned from qualitative and process data from different programs, participants will explore pathways to change and explore sticky issues from SGBV prevention and response approaches such as those that address faith, focus on male engagement or early childhood interventions and work with adolescents and young women. This participatory session will explore how these methods can support implementation and advocacy.

Please RSVP your attendance at: https://forms.gle/3qZ1H9XuhzMaC3yN8 by September 30, 2019.


Developing a national parenting agenda: Consensus building on Evidence, Policy Making, Advocacy and Scale-up
Siu Godfrey: Child Health & Development Centre, Makerere University; Lucy Otto: Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development

Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Number of delegates: 25

There is increasing policy interest to scale-up parenting programmes to prevent violence against children in SSA. This session discusses how best to build cross-sector national consensuses on parenting work between practitioners, researchers and policy makers. It will draw primarily on a new initiative in Uganda and share experiences from other African countries. 

Please RSVP your attendance by 24th October 2019 to Godfrey Siu at gsiu@chdc.mak.ac.ug


Accountable practices in engaging men and boys to end gender-based violence: a critical dialogue
Joni van de Sand, MenEngage Alliance
Hosts: Emma Fulu, The Equality Institute; Tyler Crone, Athena Network

Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Number of delegates: 35

A constructive discussion on key critical issues and concerns around the work to engage men and boys in advancing a feminist vision towards gender equality. Building on the forum discussions, the participants will have collective conversations and dialogue on what needs to be done to strengthen accountable practices within this field of work.

Please RSVP your attendance at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddiewi4rxj6H8rSrD4_tQUTdSN2EogteduYkdn0lilh3zgSw/viewform


Leaving No Woman Behind: Towards inclusion of women with disabilities in GBV prevention and response – Perspectives from African practitioners
Hosts: the Making It Work Gender and Disability Project, Humanity & Inclusion

Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Number of delegates: 25

This session will allow participants to get an overview of the implications of gender and disability intersectionality when implementing prevention and response to gender-based violence. Women leaders of Disabled Women’s Organizations and Feminist Organizations (selected among the Making It Work Country Partners from Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda) and invited GBV practitioners will discuss concrete and inspirational examples and provide solutions to effectively include women with disabilities in all aspects of GBV programming.

Please RSVP your attendance at http://evite.me/YcwqYUu2Er


Making norms-shifting "the norm" for violence prevention programs! Guidance and Tools from the Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change
Hosts: Bryan Shaw, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, USA; Betsy Costenbader, FHI 360, USA.

Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Number of Delegates: 30-35

The Learning Collaborative has developed practical tools for social norms theory, measurement and scale up. In this participatory, skills-building workshop, participants will learn to apply these resources to diagnose drivers of violent behaviors. Tools will be shared on how to use these findings to inform program design and engage with considerations for scale to inform program design and learning.

Please RSVP your attendance at: https://forms.gle/rMDq6e2eoRbuwehx8 by September 30, 2019.


FROM DATA TO POLICY AND ACTION
Regional findings and recommendations of the OSCE-led Survey on the Well-being and Safety of Women in South East-Europe and Eastern Europe
Hosts: Joint event of OSCE, UNFPA, UN Women and UNICEF

Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Number of Delegates: 30-35

The OSCE-led Survey on the Well-being and Safety of Women is the first comparable representative study conducted in South-East Europe and Eastern Europe. This side event will discuss how the Survey’s robust data on prevalence, types and impact of violence, including violence connected to conflict, can be used to inform comprehensive and evidence-based policies, strategies, programmes and activities to prevent and combat violence against women and girls.

RSVP details will follow shortly.