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

Nurturing space

The SVRI values the wellbeing of our delegates and recognises the emotional impact of listening and talking through difficult topics. This year, the Forum will offer a space for delegates who may need emotional support after engaging with presentations or through the process of presenting. This room also serves as a safe space to process any research presented at the Forum.  Experienced counsellors from the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust will be available to facilitate this process.  It is open to anyone attending the conference, as well as translators, support staff, and conference presenters.

You can contact the counsellors via the conference helpdesk.

Please note: Information on preventing secondary trauma will be available inside your conference bag. All registered conference delegates will receive this information.

For vicarious trauma resources, visit: http://www.svri.org/research-methods/researcher-trauma-and-safety

Sexual assault resistance strategies: Power within

South African and Swaziland collaborators, funded by the SVRI and SVRI WBG, are adapting the Canadian Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act Sexual Assault Resistance Education (EAAA) programme. EAAA, thought an RCT evaluation, was effective in reducing the incidence of rape and other forms of sexual assault, one-year post intervention. The EAAA program includes an “ACT” component which trains participants in WenDo self-defense skills. WenDo is more than just self-defense. WenDo celebrates women’s resilience, strength, and determination and instructors work to debunk victim blaming, sexist and oppressive messages that we as women are exposed to.  Join us over lunch for an action-based session where South African and Swaziland trained WenDo facilitators will share Wen-Do techniques and other self-defense strategies including awareness, avoidance, and verbal self-defense.

Venue: Grassed area outside conference venue
Date and Time: 24 October 2019, 13:30-14:30