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

Conference Programme

  • Monday, 21 October
  • Tuesday, 22 October
  • Wednesday, 23 October
  • Thursday, 24 October
  • Participant driven events
  • Networking & wellness activities

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09:00 – 12:30 Pre-conference workshops

Measuring violence against women (VAW): Challenges, tools and methods
Venue: Bluebell
Presenters: Henriette Jansen, kNOwVAWdata, UNFPA Asia-Pacific; Kristin Diemer and Cathy Vaughan, University of Melbourne

Integrating Feminist Self-care into VAW Programming and Organizations
Venue: Daisy
Presenters: Natsnet Ghebrebrhan, Wangechi Wachira and Lori Michau, Raising Voices

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Violence Against Women and Girls Programs
Venue: Orchid

Presenters: Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Maureen Murphy, Alina Potts and Mary Ellsberg; Global Women’s Institute, George Washington University

Understanding ‘Safety’ for Women and Girls: Measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of gender-based violence (GBV) risk mitigation in humanitarian settings
Venue: Watsonia
Presenters: Sonia Rastogi, IASC GBV Guidelines; Christine Heckman, UNICEF and Dr. Michelle Hynes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University

Innovations in Addressing Economic Abuse
Venue: Freesia
Presenters: Sonya Passi, FreeFrom; Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) UK

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Lunchtime event: Apolitical - Venue: Nerina/Protea

13:30 – 17:00 Pre-conference workshops

Elevating Practice-based Knowledge within Prevention Programming
Venue: Bluebell
Presenters: Lyndsay McLean and Lina Digolo, The Prevention Collaborative

Telling stories through data: Harnessing the power of visual representations for violence research
Venue: Daisy
Presenter: Abigail M Hatcher, University of the Witwatersrand

Statistics “101” on VAW for practitioners: Understanding and Interpreting the Numbers   
Venue: Orchid
Presenters: Kristin Dunkle and Esnat Chirwa, SA Medical Research Council

Costing your interventions for the prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) – a practical session to get you started and help you collect relevant data                                      Venue: Watsonia
Presenters: Giulia Ferrari, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Sergio Torres Rueda, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Stacey Orangi, KEMRI-Wellcome; Regis Hitimana, University of Rwanda & Rachel Kwizera, Care Rwanda

Feminist Approaches to Building Evidence and Knowledge on VAWG: Experiences and reflections
Venue: Freesia
Presenters: Heather Cole, De Montfort University Leicester UK; Alina Potts, Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University; Dr. Emma Fulu, The Equality Institute; Loujine Fattal, CARE International; Rassil Barada, ABAAD - Resource Centre for Gender Equality; Harriet Kolli, International Rescue Committee

18:00 – 20:00 SVRI Forum Opening and Welcome Venue: Exhibition Hall 10

Facilitator: Alessandra Guedes, UNICEF, SVRI Leadership Council Co-Chair

Opening and welcome: Chi-Chi Undie, Population Council, SVRI Board Chair and SVRI Leadership Council Co-Chair

Video message: Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, member of The Elders

SVRI Strategy: Elizabeth Dartnall, SVRI Executive Director

Well-being and networking @SVRI Forum: James Lang, SVRI Leadership Council

Thanks and closing: Claudia Garcia-Moreno, WHO and SVRI Founding Member

Entertainment: Claire Philips, Singer and Songwriter


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09:00 – 11:00 Opening plenary

09:00 – 11:00 The time is now: uniting activism and research - Venue: Exhibition hall 10

Facilitator: Lisa Witter, Apolitical

Josina Machel, Kuhluka Movement, South Africa / Mozambique

Malebogo Molefhe, disability justice activist, Botswana

Glenda Gray, President South African Medical Research Council, South Africa

Ofakilevuka (‘Ofa) Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Women and Children Crisis Center, Tonga

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel sessions

11:30 – 13:00 Economic empowerment and IPV

Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair:  Emily Esplen, Department for International Development (DFID)

  • Do transfers and behavior change communication cause sustained reductions in intimate partner violence? Evidence from a 4-year post-program follow-up in Bangladesh
    A. Ahmed, M. Hidrobo, J. Hoddinott, Shalini Roy
  • Economic empowerment and IPV: findings from a microfinance plus programme in rural North-West province, South Africa
    Meghna Ranganathan, L. Knight, T. Abramsky, L. Muvhango, T. Polzer Ngwato, M. Mbobelatsi, G. Ferrari, C. Watts, H. Stöckl
  • Sunrise Campaign: ending violence, empowering women
    Kubi Rama
  • Outcomes of the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures trial to prevent IPV and HIV-risk in urban informal settlements in South Africa
    Andrew Gibbs, Laura Washington, N. Abdelatif, E. Chirwa, Y. Sikweyiya, N. Shai, S. Willan, S. Mkhwanazi, N. Nthini, R. Jewkes
  • Economic insecurity and intimate partner violence: a conceptual framework
    Heidi Stöckl, E. Stern, M. Ranganathan, B. Mahenge, S. Lees, A. Hatcher, T. Abramsky

11:30 – 13:00 Conflict and humanitarian settings

Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1
Chair: Mendy Marsh, VOICE

  • Candies in Hell +20: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls in León, Nicaragua
    Mary Ellsberg, M. Quintanilla, W. Ugarte, A. Blackwell, J. Ovince
  • Scaling quality: a hospital-based intervention to improve patient care and forensic documentation of sexual violence
    Thomas McHale, S. Kidenda
  • A feminist approach to changing the humanitarian system to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse of women and girls
    Nicole Behnam, S. Cornish-Spencer, G. Bramucci, H. Minchew, K.K. Bart
  • Converging drivers of interpersonal violence: findings from a qualitative study in post-hurricane Haiti
    Jennifer Melton, C. Poulton, A. Hoover, M. Laughlin Williams, M. Marsh, A. Potts, L. Stark, R. Tilus, L. Gauer Bermudez, C. Bennouna, J. Buteau
  • Sexual violence perpetrated by the Islamic State (ISIS)
    Orly Stern

11:30 – 13:00 Leave no-one behind

Venue: Exhibition hall 8.2
Chair: Hibaaq Osman, Karama Foundation

  • FGM as a social norm: a pilot project exploring the role of gatekeeper engagement and community ownership in ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in select states in Nigeria
    Eseme Nnamdi John, K. Nwachukwu
  • Do IPV prevention programmes differentially impact participants with disability? A multi-site analysis from the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women Global Programme
    Kristin Dunkle, I. Van Der Heijden, E. Stern, E. Chirwa, A. Gibbs, J. Kane, L. Murray
  • Leaving no woman behind: prevention and response to violence against women with disabilities – experience, analysis and recommendations from women with disabilities in Africa
    Sophie Pecourt
  • Intimate partner violence against women: prevalence and socioeconomic inequalities in 46 low and middle-income countries using nationally representative household surveys
    Carolina Coll
  • Ethical considerations for disability inclusive gender-based violence research: reflections from a South African qualitative case study
    Ingrid van der Heijden, J. Harries, N. Abrahams

11:30 – 13:00 Campus based sexual assault and programmes

Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair: Naeemah Abrahams, South African Medical Research Council

  • Prevalence and risk factors of campus sexual violence at the University of Eswatini
    Rebecca Fielding-Miller, S. Masuku, F. Shabalala
  • Developing a sexual gender based violence intervention targeting female students in South African tertiary institutions: mapping the process
    Ncediswa Nunze, M. Machisa, Pinky Mahlangu, Y. Sikweyiya, M. Pillay, E. Chirwa, E. Dartnall, R. Jewkes
  • Student-led research to assess the climate for sexual and dating violence prevention at three University of California campuses
    Jennifer Wagman, R. Fielding-Miller, E. Park, M. Yap, J. Silverman, L. Oaks, D. Swendeman, S. Sumstine, C. Amabile, M. Smith
  • The role of local norms of masculinity and femininity in perpetuating sexual coercion among youth at universities in Vietnam
    Kathryn Yount, M. Tran Hung, P. Lewis, T. Thu Quach, J. Sales, I. Bergenfeld

11:30 – 13:00 Understanding mechanisms of change

Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: Dina Deligiorgis, UN Women

  • An exploratory analysis of relationship quality, its predictors, and its association with intimate partner violence among rural couples in Rwanda
    Sangeeta Chatterji, E. Stern, K. Dunkle, L. Heise
  • Household decision-making and its association with intimate partner violence: examining differences in men’s and women’s perceptions in Uganda
    Ana Maria Buller, S. Zegenhagen, M. Ranganathan
  • The male provision belief scale – assessing whether internalized beliefs about men’s roles as providers can harm women
    Kirsten Stoebenau, J. Bingenheimer, N. Kyegombe, R. Datar
  • The effects of sustained exposure to neighbourhood deprivation on the risk of experiencing intimate partner violence among women in the United Kingdom: evidence from a birth-cohort study
    Alexa R. Yakubovich, J. Heron, G. Feder, A. Fraser, D.K. Humphreys
  • Does assessing partner violence and decision making move us closer to assessing women’s empowerment and well-being? -  a latent class approach
    Naira Kalra

11:30 – 13:00  Sex work and transactional sex   

Venue: Orchid
Chair: Yandisa Sikweyiya, South African Medical Research Council

  • Remembering the most vulnerable: a multisectoral, multistrategy approach to address violence against sex-workers in Eswatini
    Bheki Sithole, C. Akolo, S. Matse, D. Chilongozi, L. Muzar, K. Lukhele, R. Dayton, N. Nkonde
  • Multi-dimensional violence experiences and HIV vulnerabilities among gender diverse sex workers in Jamaica
    Carmen Logie, K. Levermore, D. Williams, Y. Wang, P. Lalor
  • Correlates of recent police detention among high-risk female sex workers in Kazakhstan
    Trena Mukherjee, G. Mergenova, S. Witte, N. El-Bassel, S. Primbetova, A. Terlikbaeva, T. McCrimmon
  • Emic perspectives on the extent to which transactional sex is viewed as sexual exploitation in Central Uganda
    Nambusi Kyegombe, R. Meiksin, S. Namakula, J. Mulindwa, R. Muhumuza, J. Wamoyi, L. Heise, A. Buller

13:00 – 14:30  Lunch (Hall 9)

Lunchtime event: Power Within
Presenter: Niyati Shah
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3 (13:15 - 14:15)

14:30 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions

14:30 – 16:00  Early interventions – parenting and primary school   
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Oswaldo Montoya, MenEngage

  • Right to Play’s intervention to reduce peer violence among children in public schools in Pakistan: a cluster-randomized controlled trial evaluation
    Rozina Karmaliani, E. Chirwa, Y. Somani, R. Jewkes, N. Asad, T. Saeed Ali, J. McFarlane, H. Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, S. Shehzad Bhamani
  • The benefits of Early Book-Sharing: targeting risk factors for aggression in early childhood
    Mark Tomlinson, N. Dowdall, P.J. Cooper, S. Skeen, F. Gardner, L. Murray
  • Engaging primary school children through participatory community mapping to examine safe and unsafe routes between home and school in a rural South African community
    Zaynab Essack, N. Gillespie, B. Moolman, N. Ngidi
  • Learn in peace, educate without violence: preliminary evidence for the effects of a brief, school-based violence prevention intervention in Cote d’Ivoire
    Manuela Balliet, K. Devries, L. Knight, F. Procureur, Y. Ariane N’Djoré, D. N’Guessan, K. Thornhill, K. Merrill, M. Dally, E. Allen, M. Hossain, B. Cislaghi, C. Tanton, L. Quintero

14:30 – 16:00  VAW and mental health
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1
Chair: Chi-Chi Undie, Population Council

  • Incidence of mental illness following rape-exposure in HIV infected versus HIV uninfected women in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams, S. Mhlongo, N. Peer, S. Seedat, R. Jewkes
  • What happened after the trial: long-term outcomes from a CPT study in eastern DRC
    Judith Bass, S. Murray, A. Matabaro, D. Kaysen, D. Lakin, J. Annan, P. Bolton
  • Expanding availability of CPT psychotherapy services in eastern DRC
    Debra Kaysen, C. Stappenbeck, W. Clemmer, A. Mudekereza, I. Molton, J. Bass, S. Murray, J. Augustinavicius
  • Storytelling for health: acceptance, expression and recovery
    J. Mannell, Y. Isil Ulman, S.A. Paphitis, N. Minckas, L. Ahmad, L. Salem, Ayesha Ahmad, P. Hughes, Shazana Andrabi
  • Developing an understanding of complex trauma among child sexual assault survivors in South Africa: what does this mean for practice
    Shanaaz Mathews, L. Berry

14:30 – 16:00  Intervention content panel
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.2
Chair: Chandre Gould, Institute for Security Studies

  • SASA! Together: An activist approach for preventing violence against women
    SASA! Together is a revision of the SASA! Activist Kit developed by Raising Voices. It is a comprehensive community mobilization approach designed to engage communities in social norm change for violence prevention
    Lori Michau, R. Yaker, H. Harriet, J. Nakuti, N. Ghebrebrhan, L. Goldmann, S. Namy, S. Siebert, R. Akankwasa, E. Karungi
  • Evaluating norms-shifting interventions to reduce violence: findings from the Masculinité, Famille, et Foi intervention in the DRC
    'Masculinite, Famille et Foi' is as adaptation of Teafund's 'Transforming Masculinities' intervention, which works with faith-based communities and structures to reduce IPV, increase FP use and improve SRH outcomes by addressing the social norms that shape inequitable gender relations. 
    Bryan Shaw, E. Costenbader, R. Lundgren, C. McLarnon-Silk, P. Deepan, F. Quirke
  • Addressing intimate partner violence using gender-transformative approaches at a community level in rural Tanzania: the UZIKWASA programme
    UZIKWASA runs a holistic social change program that facilitates change through self-reflective processes to transformation, using media campaigns to complement transformative leadership development in addressing problems identified by communities themselves
    S. Lees, M. Marchant, N. Desmond, Novatus Urassa, Salvata Kalanga

14:30 – 16:00  Impact of instability
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair:  Jeanne Ward, COFEM

  • Sexual violence against men and boys in five conflict-affected settings: intersections with violence against women and girls
    S. Chynoweth, D. Buscher, Sarah Martin
  • The contagion of violence: how war experiences affect men’s perpetration of sexual violence
    Jocelyn Kelly, S. Khan, M. Voors, M. Holmes
  • Safe at Home! Towards building a conceptual model and program approach that addresses the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and child maltreatment in humanitarian contexts
    Danielle Roth, K. Asghar, N. Pardo, J. de Dieu Hategekimana, H. Kakay, M. O’Connor, K. Falb
  • Expanding access for adolescent girls in humanitarian settings: Preliminary findings from Women and Girls Safe Spaces in Iraq, Lebanon and Bangladesh
    Julianne Deitch, J. Metzler, S. Joergensen, C. Heckman

14:30 – 16:00  LGBTIQ+
Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: Amber Loomis, Sydney Bi Network

  • Violence perpetrated by police, military, and other public security forces against gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in El Salvador
    D.A. Davis, G.J. Morales, M. Lanham, J. Cooke, E. Evens, M. Mendizabal, K. Ridgeway, Robyn Dayton, K. Santi
  • “We're going to leave you for last because of how you are”: transgender women’s experiences of gender-based violence in healthcare, education, and police encounters in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Michele Lanham, K. Ridgeway, R. Dayton, B.M. Castillo, C. Brennan, D.A. Davis, D. Emmanuel, G.J. Morales, C. Cheririser, B. Rodriguez, J. Cooke, K. Santi, E. Evens
  • High prevalence of gender-based violence and associated health outcomes among transgender women in eastern and southern United States: preliminary results from the LITE cohort
    A. Wirtz, E. Cooney, LITE Study Group, S. Reisner, Nancy Glass, Meridian Howes
  • The National Policy on Health for LGBT in Brazil:  an analysis about its implementation and the situation of violence against LGBT in Brazil from 2014 to 2017
    Daniel Canavese de Oliveira , R. Moretti, M. Polidoro, M.C. Signorelli

14:30 – 16:00  Prevention programmes
Venue: Orchid
Chair: Tesmerelna Atsbeha, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

  • The Rural Response System (RRS) intervention to reduce intimate partner violence in the Central Region of Ghana: findings from a cluster randomized control trial evaluation
    Adolphina Addo-Lartey, D. Ogum Alangea, E. Chirwa, Y. Sikweyiya, D. Coker-Appiah, R. Jewkes, R. Adanu
  • Community activism in practice: lessons learned from the Indashyikirwa IPV prevention programme and evaluation in Rwanda
    Erin Stern, S. Chatterji, L. Heise, K. Dunkle, S. Martins
  • Young women in urban informal settlements in South Africa display agency after participation in the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention
    Samantha Willan, N. Ntini, R. Jewkes, N. Shai, A. Gibbs
  • Positive shifts in gender attitudes, relationship power, and reduction in experiences of sexual violence: program effects of DREAMS HIV-prevention interventions in Kenya and Zambia

    S. Mathur, N. Pilgrim, S. Patel, C. Heck, Jerry Okal, M. Musheke, J. Pulerwitz

16:00 – 16:30  Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 Parallel sessions

16:30 – 18:00  VAW help-seeking and legal responses
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Grace Malera, Coffey

  • Adaptation and randomized controlled trial evaluation of myPlanKenya:  community partnered technology for partner violence prevention and response 
    Michele Decker, S. Wood, Z. Hameeduddin, S.R. Kennedy, C. Tallam, I. Akumu, I. Wanjiru, B. Asira, J. Case, A. Clough, A. Frankel, B. Omondi, N. Perrin, N. Glass
  • Critical gaps in mental healthcare for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in South Africa
    Marcel K. Kitenge, L. Odendal, J.K. Rosdriguez, Y. Hanning
  • Promoting women’s rights within the context of patriarchy: help-seeking for domestic violence in urban Uganda
    Diane Gardsbane, T. Musuya, Paul Bukuluki
  • “Women fear the law more than the perpetrators”: trust in the health and the legal response to violence against women in Brazil
    Dabney Evans, C. Hall, N. Williams, J.D. Wilkins, E. Chiang, M.A.F. Vertamatti

16:30 – 18:00  Family-based interventions
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1
Chair: Michal Avni, USAID

  • Transforming harmful social norms in Solomon Islands: A study of Oxfam’s Safe Families Program
    Sarah Homan, E. Fulu, T. Honda, D. Fernando, K. Decker, L. Leung, J. Fisher
  • Ninajiamini (I have confidence) – understanding the transformative effects of a participatory social intervention in the MAISHA intimate partner violence prevention trial in Tanzania
    Shelley Lees, V. Selestine, S. Kapiga, M. Marchant, G. Mshana, E. Mashauri, C. Watts, F. Nago, S. Harvey
  • A family centred intervention to prevent violence against women and girls in migrant communities of Baglung District, Nepal
    Ratna Shrestha, A. Adhikari, G. Devi Pradhan, A. Kerr-Wilson, E. Chirwa, N. Shai
  • How do you promote the prevention of child marriage and early pregnancy for adolescent girls? Empower their grandmothers. A qualitative exploration of the mechanisms of change in the Girls’ Holistic Development program in Senegal
    Anjalee Kohli, M. Sall, J. Aubel, M. Coulibaly, S. Igras, L. Satta  

16:30 – 18:00  Masculinities and change
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.2
Chair: Angelica Pino, Sonke Gender Justice

  • Engaging men to reduce IPV and transform gender inequitable attitudes: results from a cluster RCT in eastern DRC
    K. Falb, E. Kossoube, Julia Vaillant, D. Roth
  • “Give her a slap or two… she might change”: negotiating masculinities through intimate partner violence among rural Ghanaian men
    Isaac Dery
  • Practicing what you preach: accountability as a critical enabler to reducing gender-based violence and violence against children in a community mobilization trial in rural South Africa
    Sarah Treves-Kagan, S. Maman, N. Khoza, C. MacPhail, D. Peacock, K. Kahn, S.A. Lippman, A. Pettifor
  • ‘You must get your wallet torn’: achieving masculinities through transactional sex, a qualitative study from North-Western, Tanzania
    Lottie Howard-Merrill, J. Wamoyi, D. Nyato, N. Kyegombe, L. Heise, A.M. Buller 

16:30 – 18:00  GBV in emergency settings
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair: Jeannie Annan, International Rescue Committee

  • Relationship between gender-based violence and mental health among female survivors in Lebanon
    Rassil Barada, A. Potts, S. Michael, E. Sensenig, A. Bourassa, M. Contreras-Urbina
  • Raising the bar for routine GBV M&E in humanitarian settings: felt stigma and psychosocial functioning’
    S. Bundgaard, S. Cornish-Spencer, Kathryn Falb, M. Guimond, M. Lwambi, M. Fataftah, L. Kasina, A. Salaimeh, Angela Francis
  • Improving gender-based violence programmes in humanitarian settings through the use of data
    Jennifer Miquel
  • The Real Time Accountability Partnership: advancing action on protection from GBV in emergencies
    E. Krasnor, Joe Read, April Pham

  • Small sample size surveys for monitoring GBV program outcomes in humanitarian settings
    Maureen Murphy, P.P Wilson Registe, M. Contreras-Urbina, J. Ovince, U. Jean-Claude

16:30 – 18:00  Integration of GBV into health and development programmes
Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: James Lang, Consultant

  • Integrating VAW prevention into non-traditional sector programmes: pilots in Bhutan, Iraq, Lebanon and Uganda
    Anik Gevers, J. Zimerman, D. Antoni, S. Lhamo, T. Choden, S. Nourallah, Y. Kyung Shin, T. Musuya, F. Guy
  • Development projects may exacerbate GBV risk in communities – assessing and responding to risk
    Katie Robinette, Diana Jimena Arango, V. Phipps, J. Kelly
  • Participatory planning and paying: local action plans to address GBV in Indonesia, Moldova and Peru
    E. Stern, G. Alvarez, Diego Antoni, J. Zimerman, M. Remme, J. Lang, M. Paredes, V. Rusu, K. Miyaoi, S. Soro, F. Ghani
  • Opportunities and challenges in integrating VAC and VAW policies, services and programs: case study results from Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Vietnam
    A. Gevers, E. Day, G. Binder, I. Fitzgerald, Sujata Tuladhar, Melissa Alvarado, R. Harvey 
  • Barriers to disclose domestic violence in health services: a qualitative interview-based study
    Amira Shaheen, S. Ashkar, A. AlKaiyat, G. Feder, L. Bacchus, M. Colombini, M. Evans

16:30 – 18:00  SDGs: measuring progress
Venue: Orchid
Chair:  Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Global Women’s Institute

  • The global burden of sexual violence
    Spencer James, C. Murray, C. Hawley, M. Smith, L. Lucchesi, C. Mountjoy-Venning, M. Bannick, T. Vos
  • Intimate partner violence in the Americas: a systematic review and reanalysis of national prevalence estimates
    Ana Paola Ruiz G. Celis, S. Bott, A. Guedes, J. Adams Mendoza
  • Attitudes to intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries: a multi-level approach to primary prevention
    LynnMarie Sardinha, H. Najera-Catalan
  • Domestic violence is a health problem in the Arab world: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Claire Hawcroft, J. Usta, G. Feder, T. Dalton, H. Elkadi, Amira Shaheen, K. Ginwalla, R. Hughes
  • Are we there yet? Monitoring progress towards the prevention of violence against women in Australia
    A. Trembath, Emma Partridge, M. Collie, S. Kearney

18:00 - 18:50  Speed networking event
Venue: Exhibition Hall 9

19:00 - 21:00 Participant driven events

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07:30 – 08:30  SVRI networking event: Sharing our stories breakfast
Venue: Exhibition hall 9

9:00 – 11:00 Plenary II

09:00 – 11:00  The science of research and interventions on VAW
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Avni Amin, World Health Organization

  • What works to prevent violence against women and girls?
    Rachel Jewkes, S. Willan, L. Ramsoomar, L. Heise, N. Christofides, A. Kerr-Wilson, A. Gibbs, K. Dunkle, E. Chirwa, T. Manganyi
  • Re-considering how we define and code our outcome measures: Achieving greater consistency, efficiency and insight
    Lori Heise, J. Cooper, S. Chatterji, C.B. Boyer, N Perrin
  • Insights from the Community for Understanding Scale Up (CUSP) on scaling social norm change approaches
    T. Musuya, Ellen Bajenja, L. Muvhango, A. Welbourn, D. Gillepsie, L. Goldmann, R. Lundgren, A. Pino, L. Michau  
  • Combining human-centered design and costing with an evidence-based approach to design violence prevention interventions for scale
    Jeannie Annan, Jackie Namubiru, S. Ahmed, R. Lehrer

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel sessions

11:30 – 13:00  Men and Masculinities
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Gary Barker, Promundo

  • Mobilising men to build gender justice: strategies for effective movement-building
    Michael Flood
  • Effectiveness of a community mobilization and education intervention to reduce men’s perpetration of violence against intimate partners in an informal settlement near Johannesburg
    Nicola Christofides, R. McBride, D. Rebombo, A. Hatcher, D. Peacock, S. Munshi, A. Pino, M. Kumalo
  • Investigating the predictors of intimate partner violence in Mwanza, Northern Tanzania
    Asungushe Kayombo, I. Kapinga, G Mshana, H. Stoëckl, S. Kapiga, S. Harvey 
  • Social risk factors for intimate partner violence perpetration: a qualitative study of urban men
    Sophie Morse, A. Green-Manning, N. Irvin, M. Decker, C. Holliday

11:30 – 13:00   Economic interventions and IPV in CHS
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1
Chair: Kalliopi Mingeirou, UN Women

  • Cash transfers in Raqqa Governorate, Syria: changes over time in women’s experiences of violence and wellbeing
    Kathryn Falb, A. Blackwell, J. Casey, T. Hess, J. Annan
  • Safer cash: mitigating protection risks associated with cash distribution in Afghanistan
    V. Sharma, J. Kelly, Alexandra Blackwell, K. Falb
  • Outcomes of an individually randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of the Women for Women International Program in reducing IPV and strengthening livelihoods amongst women in Afghanistan
    Julienne Corboz, F. Karim, C. Mann, A. Gibbs, R. Jewkes, E. Chirwa, M. Shafiq, E. Noble
  • Girl Empower – a gender transformative mentoring and cash transfer intervention to promote adolescent wellbeing
    B. Özler, Kelly Hallman, M.F. Guimond, E.A. Kelvin, M. Rogers, E. Karnley, K. Falb 
  • Mitigating the risks of GBV in humanitarian settings: emerging practice from nutrition, water and sanitation and camp management programmes in Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda
    Sonia Rastogi, R. Tapera, M. Yamashina, D. Save, J. Bica, J. Lafreniere

11:30 – 13:00  Parenting, child abuse and violence
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.2
Chair: Blain Teketel, Oak Foundation

  • His body is human but he has a tiracchāna heart, a few rotten fish in the rattan basket – or, how the prevalence of child sexual violence in Cambodia even includes Buddhist monks
    Maurice Eisenbruch, W. van de Put
  • Outcomes from a parenting programme for early prevention of gender based violence and violence against children in Uganda ‘Parenting for Respectability: pre-post evaluation
    Godfrey Siu, D. Wight, C. Namutebi, R. Sekiwunga, F. Zalwango, R.N. Nsubuga, J. Riddell, J. Lachman
  • Creating pathways for a greater outreach to children and families affected by child abuse: a therapeutic child protection intervention
    Shaheda Bibi Omar, E. Steenkamp, S. Errington
  • Use of advocates in the management of child survivors of sexual violence in public health facilities in Kenya
    Lina Digolo, M. Kiruki, R. Kotut, C. Undie
  • INSPIRE from the ground-up: Discoveries at the city level in the Philippines using child led indicators and outcome mapping
    Mary Catherine Maternowska, S Morton, A Third, D Fry and B Madrid 

11:30 – 13:00  Mental health
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair Sarah Martin, Independent

  • Anoxic and concussive traumatic brain injury from repetitive violence
    Jacquelyn Campbell
  • Preventing violent extremism among youth in Far North Cameroon through a gender-transformative psycho-social support intervention
    Simon Kanyaruhago, B. Ruratotoye, A. Mahwa, H. Slegh
  • The pathways between female garment workers’ experience of violence and development of depressive symptoms
    K. Parvin, Mahfuz Al Mamun, A. Gibbs, R. Jewkes, R.T. Naved
  • Exposure to sexual and physical violence linked to depression, alcohol abuse, relationship control, gender inequity, and perpetrating violence among men across Eswatini
    Julie Pulerwitz, A. Gottert, L. Apicella, B. Lukhele, P. Shabangu, S. Mathur
  • Associations of young women’s sexual victimisation and mental ill health: survey findings from South African tertiary education campuses
    Mercilene Machisa, P.B. Mahlangu, Y.M. Sikweyiya, M. Pillay, N. Nunze, E. Chirwa, E. Dartnall, R. Jewkes

11:30 – 13:00  Working with violence and trauma: prevention and response
Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: Alessandra Guedes, UNICEF

  • Emotional distress among frontline research staff in low resource settings
  • R. Fielding-Miller, Sanelisiwe Zondo, Nonhlanhla Mazibuko
  • Guidelines for the prevention and management of vicarious trauma among researchers of sexual and intimate partner violence
    Abbie Shepard Fields, D. Billings, R. Cohen, J. Coles, M. Contreras-Urbina M, E. Dartnall, A. Hatcher, L. Loots, L Kajula, S. Manoharan, A. Richters, Y. Sikweyiya, H. Slegh, K. Thomson, M. Vujovic
  • Vicarious trauma among frontline workers in gender-based violence fields: patterns from three intervention sites
    Jennifer R. Wies
  • Researcher welfare: researching sexual violence against children 
    Helen Beckett
  • University leadership: findings from a network supporting research on sexual violence against children
    Jenny Pearce

11:30 – 13:00  Sexual harassment
Venue: Orchid
Chair: Heidi Stöckl, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • ‘A bad man, a beautiful woman, words that are neither nice nor gracious’: perceptions of sexual harassment at a Jordanian university
    Irina Bergenfeld, A. Essaid, K. Yount, R. Abu Taleb, Z. Robbin, J. Sajdi, S. Sandhu, R.A. Spencer, A Zwooqar, B. Batayeh, C.J. Clark
  • Surviving in the city: resilience strategies and outcomes among women in three urban slums
    Beth Maclin, N. Bustamante, H. Wild, R. Patel
  • Development of a sexual harassment measure for use in the Middle Eastern, academic environment
    C.J. Clark, Z. Robbin, A. Essaid, B. Batayeh, K. Yount, Rachael Spencer, J. Sajdi, R. Abu Taleb, A. Zwooqar, S. Sandhu, I. Bergenfeld
  • Evidence to action: reducing sexual harassment in the garment industry
    S. Chinnery, Anuradha Mundkur, Ei Shwe Yin Win

13:00 – 14:30  Lunch (Exhibition hall 9)

Lunchtime event: What Works/DFID - Celebration of 5 years of learning
(Name - details - TBC)

14:30 – 16:00 Parallel sessions

14:30 – 16:00  People with disabilities and GBV programmes
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: April Pham, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

  • Recent experience of intimate partner violence and sexual violence among women with disabilities: a pooled-analysis of data from 7 countries
    Esnat Chirwa, I. van der Heijden, E. Stern, K. Dunkle
  • Civil society organization practices to end violence against women and girls with disabilities in Mexico
    Ana Maria Sanchez Rodriguez
  • Nothing about us without us: inclusion of women with disabilities in research and capacity building on disability and violence in Botswana
    Malebogo Molefhe
  • Ensuring violence data leaves no one behind: experiences with disability disaggregation from Mongolia
    Cathy Vaughan, Doljinsuren Nyam-Ochir, K. Diemer, H.A.F.M. Jansen
  • A population-based cross-sectional study of prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) against adults with disability in New Zealand
    Janet Fanslow, L. Hashemi

14:30 – 16:00  Violence and technology
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1
Chair: Shaheda Omar, Teddy Bear Clinic

  • Getting the picture – pornography exposure, access and views among Australian young people
    Maree Crabbe, E. Holland
  • Exploring indigenous perspectives on a technological intervention for family violence: addressing the barriers faced by marginalized populations
    Renee Fiolet, J. Koziol-McLain, K. Arabena, R. Owen, K. Hegarty, L. Tarzia
  • Breaking the silence: ending online violence and abuse against women’s rights activists in Zimbabwe, Nepal and Kenya
    Maria Vlahakis, B. Embleton
  • There’s an app for that: A review of mobile apps for violence prevention and response
    Jocelyn Anderson, J. Draughon Moret, E. Pollitt

14:30 – 16:00  Intervention content panel 
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.2
Chair: Nadine Wathen, Western University

  • What Works: Indashyikirwa Rwanda
    This intervention works with couples to build healthy relationships and prevent intimate partner violence
    Erin Stern, Lori Heise, K. Dunkle, Lyndsay McLean, Mary Balikungeri, Robyn Yaker
  • The Common Elements treatment approach: an overview of its effectiveness, training and supervision
    This intervention is an evidence-based multi-problem transdiagnostic approach for all ages
    Laura Murray, S. Skavenski, K. Metz, J. Kane
  • MediCapt: harnessing the power of forensic medical evidence to support accountability for sexual violence
    MediCapt shows promise for supporting sexual violence survivors’ access to justice by strengthening the way clinicians document forensic medical evidence of sexual violence, preserve chain of custody, and transmit the data from the medical to the law enforcement and legal sectors.
    Karen Naimer, K. Johnson, T.  McHale, R. Mishori, S. Obanda Kidenda, J. Mushekuru Mugeni, G. Kuzma

14:30 – 16:00  Engaging men
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair: Cleopatra Mugyenyi, International Center for Research on Women

  • Evidence, lessons learned and critical perspectives on engaging men and boys within a feminist framework
    Joni van de Sand, E. Fulu, D. Mendoza, J. Edstrom
  • Patriarchy and gender-inequitable attitudes as drivers of intimate partner violence against women in the Central Region of Ghana
    Yandisa Sikweyiya, A.A. Addo-Lartey, D. Ogum Alangea, E.D. Chirwa, D. Coker-Appiah, R.M.K. Adanu, R. Jewkes
  • Changing social norms for gender equality, masculinities and violence against women (VAW) in Cambodia
    Kasumi Nakagawa
  • Sustaining violence prevention one-year post intervention: findings from a parenting intervention, REAL Fathers, to prevent violence against young children and intimate partners
    Anjalee Kohli, E. Spindler, D. Almond, F. Okello, R. Lundgren, M. Natyang, D. Ojamuge

14:30 – 16:00  GBV response and prevention in fragile and vulnerable communities
Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: Niyati Shah, USAID

  • Integrating sexual and reproductive health services with GBV response in northern Syria
    Ezgi Emre, A. Kalyanpur, E. Noznesky, A. Houston
  • Strengthening health services for gender-based violence survivors in emergencies
    C. Garcia-Moreno, M Caterina Ciampi, A.R. Ronzoni, Elisabeth Roesch
  • Providing medical care and psychosocial support to Rohingya refugee survivors of sexual violence
    D. Gharami, R. Akter, M. Sprengers, D. Sonne Kazungu, K. White, C. Dockerty, Meggy Verputten
  • SASA! in humanitarian contexts: promising adaptations and guidance for preventing violence against women
    Natsnet Ghebrebrhan, S. Namy, R. Hassan, M. Lwambi, L. Michau
  • Sustained effectiveness of the Communities Care program to change social norms about gender-based violence in Somalia and South Sudan
    Nancy Perrin, F. Kaburu, C. Poulton, N. Glass, C. Yope, M. Marsh, B. Ross

14:30 – 16:00  HIV and GBV
Venue: Orchid
Chair:  Dean Peacock, Promundo

  • “I do not think I would have contracted HIV if I had lived without violence”: addressing linkages between violence against women and HIV in the Middle East and North Africa
    Rita Wahab, L. Orza, S. Salem, E. Bell, F. Hale, G. Eid
  • Identifying survivors of gender-based violence in HIV clinical settings in low and middle-income countries: development of a global toolkit
    Joya Banerjee, J. Hegle, M. Cain, J. Drummond, M. Betron, R. Benevides de Barros
  • Everyone has the right to live free of violence /Todos y Todas Tenemos el Derecho de Vivir Libres de Violencia
    Robyn Dayton, B. Alvarez, G.J. Morales, J.R. Almonte, M. Faccini, B. Gomez, R. Wilcher
  • Maximising HIV prevention efforts in post-rape care in South Africa
    Lauren Baerecke, N. Majola, L. Vetten

16:00 – 16:30  Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 Parallel sessions

16:30 – 18:00  Understanding VAW
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Diana Arango, World Bank Group

  • Examining the precariousness of young men’s realities in the context of high levels of intimate partner violence perpetration
    Laura Washington, A. Gibbs, Y. Sikweyiya, S. Mkhwanazi, R. Jewkes
  • “Good masculinity” versus “real masculinity” related to IPV: qualitative findings from Rakai, Uganda
    E. Park, F. Nalugoda, N. Nakyanjo, W. Ddaaki, C. Ssekyewa, J. Wagman, Gertrude Nakigozi
  • Hardship and resilience: women’s narratives from a peri-urban township in South Africa
    Shehnaz Munshi
  • Men talking about perpetrating non-partner sexual violence in South Sudan
    Manuel Contreras-Urbina, M. Murphy, M. Ellsberg

16:30– 18:00  Leave no one behind
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1
Chair: Catherine Maternowska, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

  • Violence against older women and widows
    Lois A. Herman
  • Submit to survive: an exploration of sexual cleansing as an act of violence against widows in the Luo community of Kenya
    Leso Munala, M. Harris, E. Mwangi
  • Validation of a scale to measure transgender-specific psychological intimate partner violence in transgender individuals
    Sarah Peitzmeier, S. Reisner, E. Cooney, E. Humes, A. Wirtz
  • Social context and experiences of intimate partner violence among transgender women in Baltimore city: a need for intersectional interventions
    Meridian Howes, A. Wirtz, E. Cooney, A. Clough, R. Turner, S. Reisner, Nancy Glass

16:30 – 18:00  Child marriage
Venue: Exhibition 8.2
Chair: Ruchira Tabassum Naved, ICDDR,B

  • The decade of scalability: What have we learned from child marriage     programs?
    Esther Spindler
  • Social norms around early, forced and child marriage in Pakistan
    B. Obertop, S. van Veen, Karen van Zaal, W. Durrani, R. van Moorten, Zahra Jabeen
  • Displacement-related changes in early and forced marriage, power and relationship dynamics and association with intimate partner violence among Somali refugees: a qualitative study in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia
    Vandana Sharma, A. Amobi, S. Tewolde, N. Deyessa, J. Scott
  • Collaborating with religious leaders (Mullahs) to reduce child marriages in Afghanistan: lessons learned from PROMOTE Musharikat
    Irene Ramatala, A. Camoens, J. Ahmad, N. Jamal
  • Building a feminist narrative on child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM): emerging evidence and discourse from South Asia
    Sharmishtha Nanda, S. Nandi, G. Rashid, P. Kathuria, R. Singh, S. Faiz Rashid

16:30 – 18:00  Prevention interventions
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair: Erin Kenny, Spotlight Initiative

  • How to prevent violence against women in remote high-prevalence settings: a working theoretical model from the Peruvian Amazon
    Jenevieve Mannell, N. Minckas, G. Shannon
  • UZIKWASA’s diary study: hearsay ethnographies for understanding how change happens
    Mark Marchant, N. Urassa, N. Desmond, V. Pieroth, Joseph Peniel, S. Kalanga
  • The Zifune intervention: violence prevention and problem-solving in adolescence
    Stefani Du Toit, Akhona Sambudla, X. Shweni, S. Skeen, J. Stewart, M. Marlow, S. Rabie, G.J. Melendez-Tores, C. Ward, L. Cluver, J.M. Lachman, R. Weiss, P. Sundin, M. Tomlinson 
  • The Eyethu Soccer League: gender-specific violence prevention strategies for South African men
    Jackie Stewart, Philani Nelson Ngxoli, Z. Skiti, N. Koyana, M.J. Rotheram-Borus, S. Rabie, S. Gordon, J. Bantjies, S. Skeen, M. Tomlinson 
  • Adaptation and efficacy of ARCHES in Kenya and Bangladesh: evidence for a brief intervention to address and prevent reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence within routine family planning counseling
    Jay G. Silverman, K. Gray, R. Fonseka, J. Uysal, S. Boyce, K. Andersen, E. Pearson, F. Aqtar, N. Carter, S. Wendoh, D. Paul, C. Undie, J. Menzel, H. Helvink, W. Liambila, E. Muketo

16: 30 – 18:00 Homicide and femicide
Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: Shanaaz Mathews, Children’s Institute

  • Risk factors for fatal domestic violence in Puerto Rico: a case-control study using Puerto Rico police documentation to identify potential risk factors leading to victims’ fatality
    Jesus Hernandez-Burgos, D. Zavala 
  • The elusive meanings of violence: life stories of men who have committed femicide in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Martín Hernán Di Marco
  • Exploring the intersection between violence against women and children from the perspective of parents convicted of child homicide
    Bianca Dekel, M. Andipatin, N. Abrahams

16:30 – 18:00  Measuring SDGs in Asia Pacific
Venue: Orchid
Chair: Kristin Diemer, University of Melbourne

  • Challenges with monitoring SDG Goal 5 indicators on violence against women: experience from the Asia-Pacific region
    Henrica A.F.M (Henriette) Jansen
  • A decade of lessons learned from EVAWG programming in high-prevalence, low-resource settings in Asia and the Pacific
    Emma Fulu, J. Overs, O. Guttenbeil-Likiliki, S. Ali, X. Warner, A. Erikson, C. Dixon, C. Ullman, A. Potts, J. Noble, M. Ellsberg, D. Dixit
  • From data to action to impact: How Viet Nam has changed in the 10 years since the first violence against women survey
    Quynh Anh Thi Ha, N. Thi Viet Nga, H.A.F.M. Jansen, K. Diemer, L. Bich Tran
  • Through sleet and snow: overcoming challenges in the field during the first national study on violence against women in Mongolia
    Doljinsuren Nyam-Ochir, A. Ayush, H.A.F.M. Jansen, J. Gardner
  • Confronting domestic violence in the land of happiness: measuring violence against women and girls in Bhutan
    K. Lhamu, U. Tshomo, S. Gyeltshen, S. Tshering, Tashi Choden, J. Gardner, H.A.F.M. Jansen, Tshewang Lhamu

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09:00 – 11:00 Parallel sessions

09:00 – 11:00  Costing of programmes
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Mary Ellsberg, Global Women’s Institute

  • Cost-analyses of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls in Kenya and Rwanda: do different platforms, settings and populations determine different costs?
    Stacey Orangi, Regis Hitimana, S. Torres-Rueda, A. Vassall, G. Ferrari
  • Four interventions to prevent violence against women and girls: cross-country analysis of costs of pilot projects and estimation of national scale up
    Sergio Torres-Rueda, G. Ferrari, S. Orangi, R. Hitimana, E. Kapapa, E. Daviaud, T. Taiwah, R. Dwommoh, A. Vassall
  • The cost-effectiveness of preventing violence against women and girls: results from a multi-country study of four interventions, from piloting to national scale-up
    Giulia Ferrari, S. Torres-Rueda, S. Orangi, A. Gibbs, E. Chirwa, K. Dunkle, D. Ogum Alangea, B. Omondi, R. Jewkes, A. Vassall 
  • Costing social norms interventions for scale: lessons learned from two interventions addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Kinshasa
    J. Gayles, C. McLarnon-Silk, Francesca Quirke, R. Homan

09:00 – 11:00  GBV care and support
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1
Chair: Nina George, Oak Foundation

  • What are we learning from country experiences in implementing a health systems response to violence against women using WHO guidelines and tools
    Avni Amin, Sangeeta Rege, S. Gaddappa, P. Prabhu, S. Meyer
  • Exploring the feasibility and acceptability for female community health volunteers (FCHVs) to facilitate GBV survivor care and support in Nepal
    Anil Thapa, M. Betron, R. Amatya, K. Thapa, A. Schuster, E. Arlotti-Parish
  • Should peer HIV prevention workers screen for gender-based violence? Results of a pilot with female sex workers (FSW) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Tanzania
    G. Munisi, C. Casalina, Y. Mlawa, A. Rehani, M. Luponya, G. Mbita, Myra Betron, A. Komba, E. Mlanga
  • PhotoVOICE 2.0: Harnessing religious women’s agency in responding to VAW and VAC
    Elisabet le Roux, S. Palm
  • Barriers and enablers of one-stop centres to respond to intimate partner and sexual violence in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
    Claudia Garcia-Moreno, R. Olson, Manuela Colombini

09:00 – 11:00  Violence against children and adolescents
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.2
Chair: Amelia Peltz, USAID

  • Children’s experiences of, and perspectives on, their relationships with their parents: a qualitative study in Wakiso District, Central Uganda
    R. Bates, Carolyn Namutebi, R. Sekiwunga, D. Wight, F. Zalwango, G. Siu
  • Exploring connections between violence against children and mental health and potential for integrated programming in Ugandan schools
    C. Carlson, O. Musoni, C. Ikenberg, S. Namy, D. Naker, K. Anton-Erxleben, M. Wainberg, J. Nakuti, Violet Nkwanzi
  • Suffering whether you tell or don’t tell – perceived re-victimization of child sexual abuse survivors in the school setting in Zimbabwe
    C. O’bongo, Meagan Cain, Z. Bangani, K. Miller
  • Sexual violence of Liberian school age students: an investigation of perpetration, gender and forms of abuse
    J.J. Steiner, Laura Johnson, Judy L. Postmus, Rebecca Davis
  • Using a trauma and violence informed approach to recognizing and responding to adverse childhood experiences (ACES) in home visitation programs for pregnant and parenting women
    Susan Jack, E. Orr, E. Yost

09:00 – 11:00  Complex research
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair: Nancy Glass, Johns Hopkins University

  • Do we need RCTs when evaluating VAW prevention interventions?
    Rachel Jewkes, E. Chirwa, A. Gibbs, K. Dunkle
  • Which men change in response to VAW prevention interventions?
    Abigail Hatcher, R. Jewkes, N. Abdelatif, N. Christofides, A. Hatcher, E. Chirwa, S. Willan, L. Washington, D. Rebombo, N. Shai, Y. Sikweyiya, A. Gibbs
  • (How) do changing couple dynamics lead to reduced physical or sexual IPV? Evidence of mechanisms of change in the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention in Rwanda
    Ruti Levtov, K. Doyle, J. Bingenheimer, S. Lahiri, S. Kazimbaya
  • Using mixed methods and spatial models to provide actionable insights to community stakeholders
    Rina Friedberg, G. Nyairo, C. Sarnquist, A. Sinkeet, E. Rosenman, M. Baiocchi
  • Lessons from the UN Trust Fund on Ending Violence against Women on supporting organisations to manage evaluations and how to bridge the gap between learning-based practices and rigorous research methods
    G. Wood, Shruti Majumdar, Daniele Elizaire

09:00 – 11:00  Building the violence against children prevention infrastructure: globally, nationally and locally
Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: Begoña Fernandez, Together for Girls

  • Data, action and advocacy to break the cycle of violence
    Daniela Ligiero
  • Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys: National data on violence against children and youth
    Greta Massetti  
  • Convening and brokering partners to accelerate action towards meeting the SDGs
    Kati Maternowska
  • Lessons learned from the Cote d’Ivoire Violence Against Children and Youth Survey process
    Solange Amethier
  • Successes and challenges from the Uganda Violence Against Children and Youth Survey process
    Lydia Wasula
  • Meaningful participation of civil society in the national response to violence against children in Kenya
    Lina Digolo
  • Understanding and addressing the adaptation/implementation gap through the innovated Dialogue Forum for Evidence-Based Programmes to Prevent VAWC
    Chandre Gould
  • SASA!’s approach to mobilizing community/political support for a national plan of action
    Natsnet Ghebrebrhan
  • Implementing child-focused gender norms programming in the Rakhine State: challenges from a humanitarian context
    Debi Fry
  • Cash transfers in non-traditional family settings: exposing adaptation challenges through qualitative research
    Tendai Chakarisa
  • Trauma Informed Psychosocial Processing in the Philippines: the challenges of cultural contextualization
    Norietta Calma-Balderama
  • Challenges of adapting the Good School Toolkit approach from primary to secondary schools
    Lori Michau
  • Review of Stepping Stones and recent adaptation Stepping Stones with Children
    Ellen Bajenja

09:00 – 11:00  Faith-based interventions
Venue: Orchid
Chair: Prabu Deepan, Tearfund

  • Addressing norms around intimate partner and religious violence: Adapting a faith-based intervention to Nigeria
    F. Quirke, Nokafu Sandra Chipanta, B. Shaw, C. McLarnon-Silk, C. Davin, A. Saman, D. Vandu, P. Deepan
  • Embedded ethnographers: unpacking the black box of program implementation
    Rebecka Lundgren, C. McLarnon-Silk, N. Dagadu, L. Gibson, B. Shaw, F. Quirke, G. Musenge
  • What works for whom? Using evidence to move from feminist-blind to feminist-informed programming to address root causes of violence against women and girls in Malawi
    Steven Iphani, Angella Agado, Roseby Gondwe
  • Faith based approach to address harmful social norms: impact and lessons from the DRC
    Uwezo Baghuma Lele, Elena Bezzolato
  • Church responses to gender-based violence against women in Samoa
    M. Ah Siu-Maliko, M.A. Beres, R. Boodoosingh, David Tombs

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00: Four Minute Presentations

11:30 – 13:00 Humanitarian and conflict settings
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Julienne Corboz, Research Consultant

  • SenseMaker® as a monitoring and evaluation tool to provide new insights on sexual and gender-based violence programs and services in Lebanon
    Susan Bartels, A. Collier, C. Davison, P. Geara, J. Kelly, S. Michael, P. Parmar, J. Scott, L. Vahedi
  • Exploring a survivor/victim centred approach to addressing sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers
    Elizabeth Carthy
  • Reaching survivors in crises: feasibility and acceptability of mobile and remote GBV service delivery
    B. Laird, A. Neiman, L. James, C. Welton-Mitchell, M. O’Connor, Nicole Behnam
  • Evidence of state-sponsored attacks on Rohingya women and girls in Rakhine State, Myanmar
    Thomas McHale, P. Parmar, S. Salonen, A. Petty, D. Curry, J. Leigh, E. Thomas, K. Wang, A. Woods, T. Nelson, A. Gilbert, E. Lester, R. Haar
  • Piloting and co-designing innovative mobile technology to enhance forensic documentation of sexual violence
    Suzanne Kidenda, T. McHale
  • Understanding how best to integrate VAW prevention into livelihoods and social cohesion interventions under the UNDP Iraqi Crisis Response and Resilience Program (ICRRP)
    Frances Guy, A. Gevers
  • How is the Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies fostering collective action, scale up of GBV response and increased accountability to GBV and equality: learning from ongoing pilot Road Maps in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
    Christine Apio, J. Chase
  • Advancing women’s and girls’ empowerment in humanitarian settings: a global toolkit for women’s and girls’ safe spaces
    Melanie Megevand, Laura Marchesini
  • Prioritising gender equality and the prevention and response to gender based violence in humanitarian action: leadership, funding, and women and girls at the centre
    April Pham
  • 'A mixed methods study on violence against women in 2 sites in West Nile, Uganda
    Barbara Kirunda Tabusibwa, M. Contreras-Urbina, M. Murphy
  • Utilizing technology to improve humanitarian accountability for quality of care for GBV survivors
    Kristy Crabtree, C. Masboungi
  • Associations of men’s individual attitudes and injunctive norms with women’s reports of intimate partner violence among married adolescent girls and their husbands in Niger
    Sneha Challa, A. Moumouni Nouhou, N. Carter, S. Aliou, M.I. Brooks, H. Shakya, S. Illa, J.G. Silverman
  • A qualitative analysis on khat consumption and its association with intimate partner violence in the refugee camps of Dollo Ado, Ethiopia
    S. Papaefstathiou, V. Sharma, S. Tewolde, Negussie Deyessa, B. Relyea, J. Scott
  • Identification of and support for women suffering abuse during pregnancy: a pilot study in humanitarian settings
    Anna Hoover, M. Ellsberg, A. Blackwell, K. Falb, C. Garcia-Moreno
  • Utilization and acceptance of services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence:
    Meggy Verputten, R. Siddiqui, N. Gray, M. Verdecchia, E. Borgundvaag, H. Mohan, S. Sharmin, P. Renjhen, K. Saxena, C.F. Casimir, P. Finaldi, C. Ariti, H. Stoeckl, G. Pierre, P. Dely

11:30 – 13:00  Leave no one behind
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1
Chair: Elisabet Le Roux, Stellenbosch University

  • Psychosocial stressors, discrimination, and social support: risk and protective factors of intimate partner violence among poor Ecuadorian and Colombian refugee women
    Sarah Treves-Kagan, S. Maman, A. Peterman, A. Villaveces, N. Gotfredson, K.E. K.E. Moracco
  • Faith based responses to female genital mutilation or cutting in Kayes, Mali
    Sabine Nkusi, S. Mbonibaga, L. Uwezo
  • Very young married adolescent girls (aged 13-14 years) in Niger at greater risk of male partner sexual violence and reproductive coercion as compared to older married adolescents
    S. DeLong, M. Brooks, S. Aliou, R.I. Lundgren, C. Corneliess, N. Johns, S. Challa, Nicole Carter, G. Lauro, J.G. Silverman
  • Strengthening the evidence base on the prevalence of violence against women with disabilities in rural Nepal
    Nirmala Dhital, R. Shrestha
  • Social ecological factors associated with experiencing polyvictimization among urban refugee and displaced adolescent girls and young women in Kampala, Uganda
    Carmen Logie, M. Okumu, R. Hakiza, S. Mwima, J. Musinguzi, K.P. Irungi, C. Uwase Kipenda, E. Kironde, P. Kyambade
  • Parental Education and Early Marriage in Rural Bangladesh
    Esha Sraboni
  • Leave no-one behind: the importance of explicit bisexual inclusion in gender-based violence prevention and response initiatives
    Amber Loomis
  • Sexual and gender-based violence among Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon
    S. Roupetz, S. Garbern, H. Bergquist, H. Glaesmer, S. Bartels, Saja Michael
  • Do you have faith? Religion in experiences of intersectional violence against refugee and migrant women
    Sandra Pertek
  • Sexual and gender-based violence against refugees from displacement to arrival – early findings from the SEREDA project
    Cathy Vaughan, J. Phillimore, H. Brady, S. Ozcurumez, K. Block, B. McSherry, L. Goodson, H. Darkal, S. Akyüz
  • Community resilience as strategy of fighting against gender-based violence (GBV) and child marriage: a case study of Lemera, Katana, Kamituga and Walungu in South Kivu Province, DRC 
    Philémon Sikulisimwa
  • Formative research and feasibility RCT of group psychological intervention for young Burundian refugee adolescents in Tanzania
    Jeannie Annan, G. Temu, M.F. Guimond, W. Tol, A. Malik
  • Initial findings from the UN Trust Fund’s thematic funding windows to address violence against women across populations in situations of vulnerability and lessons for other donors in efforts to “leave no-one behind”
    A. Alaszewski, G. Wood, Shruti Majumdar
  • Joining forces to gather evidence on child marriage in humanitarian settings in the Arab States and Asia Pacific regions
    J. Metzler, S. Elnakib, K. Luqman, A. Sofan, A. Hamida, J. Leigh, Julianne Deitch
  • A pedagogy of solidarity: indigenous, refugee women and women with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities and structural violence
    Doris Rajan
  • Preventing and responding to child marriage in humanitarian settings: a participatory study of drivers, decision-making factors, and community-based solutions in Jordan and Uganda
    Julie Freccero, A. Whiting, N. Gora, G. Pinto

11:30 – 13:00  VAC and AYW
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.2
Chair: Alice Kerr-Wilson, Social Development Direct

  • Support for child survivors of sexual violence in Zambia: a police response model
    Nachela Chelwa, C. Undie, M.T. Mbizvo, K. Hemal, G.M. Phiri
  • Parenting programmes for preventing the risk of child maltreatment and harsh parenting in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jamie M. Lachman, W. Knerr, F. Gardner,  G.J. Melendez-Torres, J. Riddell, A. McCoy, A., Z. Fang, D. Wight
  • Preventing intimate partner violence among young people – a qualitative study examining the role of comprehensive sexuality education
    Shelly Makleff, S. Medina, I. Zavala, M. Billowitz, V.I. Silva, F. Barindelli, C. Marston
  • Comparative effectiveness of a parent-adolescent economic empowerment program on adolescent asset building, school attendance, mental health, stigma and food security
    Nancy Glass, M.R. Mpanono, A. Kohli, N. Perrin, T. Rachel
  • Promoting health through collaborative engagement with youth in Canada: overcoming, resisting and preventing structural violence
    H. Berman, Catherine Richardson
  • Pathways between childhood adverse experiences, family-of-origin violence, psychological wellbeing, attitudes to gender relations and intimate partner violence perpetration: findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific
    M. Hameed, A. Parolini, Kristin Diemer
  • Helping empower youth brought up in adversity with their babies and young children (HEYBABY) - a mixed-methods study on resilience factors in adolescent mothers in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Janina Jochim, L. Cluver, R. Hodes, E. Toska, L. Sherr
  • Engaging adolescent boys and young men on gender equality and violence prevention using soccer: findings from a sport-based programme evaluation
    Devyn Lee, C. Akanegbu, A. Clowes, O. Ivagba, S. Miller, C. Coakley
  • Strides to end gender based violence
    Gelalcha Negassa Sima
  • Integrating violence against women and girls (VAWG) prevention activities into multisectoral programs: opportunities and challenges experienced by grassroots organizations in Ghana and Kenya
    Amy Gregowski, S. Namy, B. Opiyo, S. Blaustein, A. Akuamoa-Boateng
  • Systematic review of social norms, attitudes, and factual beliefs contributing to or protecting against the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents
    Marjorie Pichon, A.Buller, A. McAlpine, B. Cislaghi, L. Heise, R. Meiksin
  • Strengthening evidence on interventions to reduce violence against children: gaps, challenges, opportunities
    R. Subrahmanian, P. Pundir, H. White, A. Saran, J. Adona, Alessandra Guedes
  • Dynamics of poverty and transactional sex among Tanzanian rural adolescents in an integrated social protection programme
    Lusajo Kajula, R. Le Kirkegaad, T. Palermo
  • The effect of play based intervention on depression status of public school children: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, N. Asad, R. Karmaliani, J. McFarlane, Y. Somani, H.A. Maqbool, E.D Chirwa, R. Jewkes
  • Association between childhood exposure to violence and experience of dating violence as a young person: gender variations
    Adedamola Adenike Adebayo, E. Adebayo, O. Olawale
  • Associations between early sexual debut and forced first sex and sexual risk behaviors in young adulthood: findings from the Violence Against Children Surveys in Malawi (2013) and Nigeria (2014)
    A. Howard, Laura Chiang, J. Gleckel, V. Atuchukwu, W. Msungama, G. Massetti, P. Patel
  • International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) data on the intersection of VAW and VAC in Uganda and Tanzania
    K. Vlahovicova, Ruti Levtov, E. Spindler
  • Intersections of intimate partner violence and violence against children: expert perspectives on improving violence service coordination in Kampala, Uganda
    M. Steinhaus, D. Nakisuyi, M. Nakirunda, Cleopatra Mugyenyi, K. Vlahovicova, R. Levtov
  • Preventing sexual violence against children - the three policy trends we have learned from around the globe
    Lisa Witter

11:30 – 13:00  Response
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair: Tirhani Manganyi, What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls

  • Integrating screening and support for violence against women into HIV counselling and testing for adolescent girls and young women accessing PrEP in South Africa and Tanzania
    Manuela Colombini, S. Lees, N. Khoza, A. Stangl, S. Kapiga, L. Ramskin, S. Harvey, C. Watts, F. Scorgie, S. Dlany-Moretlwe
  • Acceptance and confidence of health providers to discuss violence in the first clinical screening of gender-based violence in Mozambique
    Ana Baptista, E. Pedro, A. Jaramillo, E. Matsinhe, R.M. Cuco, J. Gleckel, R. Frescas, N. Carter, R. Cossa
  • Improving GBV prevention and response services for survivors in the Ethiopian healthcare system
    Priya Dhanani, D. Santillan, L. Messner, Heran Tadesse, L. Stuhr, D. Smith
  • Responding to gender-based violence (GBV)/violence against women (VAW) in the health system in India:  lessons for institutional scaling-up of evidence
    Padma Bhate-Deosthali, S. Nandi, Sangeeta Rege, P. Pal
  • Improving case outcomes for sexual offence survivors: have the newly re-established sexual offences courts in South Africa improved turnaround times and convictions?
    Aisling Heath, L. Artz, G. Harsha, M. Odayan
  • ‘Not a girl, not yet a woman’: adolescent rape survivors, social resources & police reporting choices
    Anneke Eichstedt
  • Lawyers against Abuse: an integrated approach to addressing gender-based violence in South Africa
    Lindsay Henson
  • Violence against Persons Prohibition Act
    Doris Ikpeze
  • Gender-based violence laws and regulations in ten African countries with high HIV prevalence and incidence among adolescent girls and young women
    Jennifer Hegle, A. Verani, J. Saul, P. Patel, M. Kageyama, M. Duffy, J. Gleckel
  • Disclosure and access to services among adolescents and young adults who are victims of sexual violence
    Greta Massetti, L. Chiang, A. Howard
  • Intimate partner violence as a barrier to uptake of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in South Africa
    Michele Lanham, K. Ridgeway, K. Stankevitz, S. Jenkins, D. Pillay, M. Murire, P. Shamu, S. Mullick
  • Experiences of violence, depression and anxiety among perinatal women attending midwife obstetric units in Cape Town: a qualitative exploratory study
    Zulfa Abrahams, S. Honikman, M. Schneider, C. Lund, S. Boisits
  • Childhood trauma, sexual re-victimization and psychopathology in female victims of sexual exploitation: a historical cohort study in a Dutch outpatient mental health care setting
    Rina Ghafoerkhan, L. Verhaak
  • Intentions of women and girls to include their male partners in family planning counseling and education: the roles of IPV, RC, covert FP use, and unintended pregnancy
    Jasmine Uysal, N. Carter, S. H. Helvink, E. Muketo, W. Liambila, C. Undie, K. Gray, S. Wendoh, J.G. Silverman
  • Rainbo Initiative’s response to gender based violence in Sierra Leone
    Daniel Kettor, G. Kargbo
  • Report On Rapid Assessment of Health Facility/Settlement/Host Community and Quality Care of PWDs in Kyaka II Settlement and Kyegegwa District (Western Uganda)
    Shakira Nabakooza, P. Acema, C. Anyii

11:30 – 13:00  Methods and tools
Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: Leane Ramsoomar, What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls Global Programme

  • Translation and transcultural adaptation of the composite abuse scale into Brazilian Portuguese
    R.Wallace Guimaraes da Rocha, Marcos Signorelli, D. Canavese de Oliveira
  • Experimental evidence on reporting of intimate partner violence in Rwanda and Nigeria
    Claire Cullen
  • Developing and testing measures for social norms around violence and gender: findings from the DRC and Nigeria
    Bryan Shaw, C. McLarnon-Silk, E. Costenbader, P. Deepan, F. Quirke, N.S. Chipanta
  • Development and testing of the composite abuse scale (revised) – short form (CASr-SF):  a gendered analysis
    Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, N. Wathen, S. O’Donnell, K. Scott-Storey, N. Perrin, C. Varcoe, J. MacGregor, H. MacMillan, P. Sedziafa
  • “Ask me nicely”: children’s recommendations for childhood violence research in Indonesia
    Lauren Rumble, B. Matthews, J. Jochim, Elli Nur Hayati
  • Understanding adolescents’ experiences of self-report violence measures: data from Romania and South Africa
    Lakshmi Neelakantan, F. Meinck, D. Fry, L. Florian, C. Ward, A. Baban, M. Thabeng, D. Silion, M. Filip
  • Measuring intimate partner violence justification among married adolescent girls and their husbands in Niger: testing the ATT-IPV scale
    Ruvani W. Fonseka, J.G. Silverman, D. Strong, S. Challa
  • Promoting a feminist analysis to ensure appropriate attention to specific dynamics of VAWG
    Micah Williams, L. Messina
  • Using storytelling to effectively disseminate results to women who participated in the MAISHA study in Mwanza city, in northwestern Tanzania
    Imma Kapinga, S. Lees, E. Mashauri, G. Mtolela, F. Madaha, G. Mshana, S. Harvey, S. Kapiga
  • Research as a call to action: #MeToo and #TheTHRIVEStudy
    Katherine M. Anderson, K.K. Gundersen, T.M. Hansen, M. Salazar, K. Tsuyuki, J.K. Stockman
  • Using Photovoice in Uganda to visibilise experiences of gender-based violence among women most impacted by HIV
    Gracias Atwiine
  • Relationship between endorsement of gender inequitable norms and intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization amongst youth in Nigeria—Violence Against Children Survey, 2014
    Leah Gilbert, F. Annor
  • The Gender Violence in the Amazon of Peru (GAP) project: participatory action research for primary gender-based violence prevention in remote communities of the Peruvian Amazon
    Geordan Shannon, I. Salas Tuanama, J. Mannell, N. Minckas, J. Bancho Tello, J. Pérez Rivera, D. Bowie, R. Peña, J. Gilber Diaz, H. Pérez Inuma, C. Lavy
  • OSCE-led survey on violence against women - groundbreaking new research on violence against women in Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe
    Serani Siegel, OSCE-led survey on the well-being and safety of women
  • Lessons from an innovative multi-sectoral participatory planning and paying approach for local action plans that address gender-based violence in Jayapura, Papua (Indonesia)
    Siprianus Bate Soro, F. Ghani, M. Remme, J. Lang, G. Augusta, E. Stern, K. Miyaoi, Y. Widjaja
  • What is a social norms intervention anyway? How LINEA used iterative co-design to practically apply social norms change methodologies in intervention development.
    Ana Maria Buller, L. Howard-Merrill, L. Rolleri, P. Pawlak
  • Findings of a situational analysis to inform a participatory action plan to address GBV in Chirsova village, Republic of Moldova
    Viorelia Rusu, O. Cazacu, E. Stern, V. Frecauteanu
  • Out of the shadows: shining light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation. A 60 country benchmarking index
    J. Rubinstein, L. Abruzzese, Katherine Stewart

11:30 – 13: 00  Prevention
Venue: Orchid
Chair: Aník Gevers, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Interventions to prevent and reduce gender-based violence (GBV) among young people living with, or most affected by, HIV and AIDS in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs): a systematic review and meta-analysis
    F. Meinck, R. Herrero Romero, V. Nittas, E. Diaz Mella, H. Stoeckl, A. Bustamam, T. Spreckelsen, V. Picker, Luisa Orza, M. Pantelic, M. Little
  • Preventing sexual aggression by promoting sexual competence: an online intervention programme for university students in Germany
    Isabell Schuster, P. Tomaszewska, B. Krahé
  • Financial abuse as an often invisible form of intimate partner violence: a multi-country review
    Judy Postmus, G. Hoge, D. Chung, J. Breckenridge
  • Clean cooking and other factors associated with intimate partner violence amongst refugee women in Rwanda
    Naira Kalra, Ç. Muhorakeye, A. Shankar
  • Innovation to integrate VAW prevention into women’s economic empowerment in Lebanon
    Sawsan Nourallah, A. Gevers
  • Women’s income and risk of intimate partner violence: Secondary findings from a cluster randomised trial in northwestern Tanzania
    S. Harvey, T. Abramsky, S. Lees, H. Stöckl, S. Harvey, I. Kapinga, M. Ranganathan, G. Mshana, Saidi Kapiga
  • A Pair-Matched Randomized Evaluation of Faith-Based Couples Counseling in Uganda
    Tvisha Nevatia, J. Annan, C. Boyer, J. Cooper, L. Heise, J. Namubiru, B. Levy Paluck
  • The role of economic and decision-making power on the experience of domestic violence among married women in Nigeria
    Oluwapelumi Adeyera, O. Olabumuyi
  • Proliferation of anti-violence against women flags after exposure to a social behavior change intervention to prevent intimate partner violence: examining household level characteristics of diffusion in Nawalparasi, Nepal
    Brian Batayeh, H. Shakya, K. Yount, B. Shrestha, C.J. Clark, P. Nanicha Shrestha, G. Ferguson
  • Measuring financial empowerment among survivors of intimate partner violence: Testing a nomological network
    Laura Johnson, J.L. Postmus
  • Understanding community perspectives on VAWG in Guyana: a qualitative study for the Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey
    Ruth Rodney, S. Bobbili
  • Interventions addressing men, masculinities, and gender equality and their implications for preventing violence against women and girls: an evidence and gap map and systematic review of reviews
    E. Ruane-McAteer, Avni Amin, M. Lohan, F. Lynn, J. Hanratty, E. Reid, K. Corbijn van Willenswaard
  • Evidence based strategies to address children’s exposure to violence:  results from an international literature review
    C. Carlson, L. Vargas, C. Ikenberg, R Levtov, G. Barker, T. Shand, A. Hassink, W. van den Berg, Dean Peacock
  • Sexual scripts as prospective predictors of sexual victimization: a cross-cultural analysis
    Paulina Tomaszewska, A. Berger, I. Schuster, L. Winzer, B. Krahé

13:00 – 14:30  Lunch (Exhibition hall 9)

Lunchtime event: Sexual assault resistance strategies: Power within
Venue: Grass area

14:30 – 16:00 Parallel sessions

14:30 – 16:00  IPV Prevention
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Lori Heise, Prevention Collaborative

  • Effectiveness of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) in reducing intimate partner violence and hazardous alcohol use in Zambia: Results from the VATU randomised controlled trial
    Jeremy C. Kane, N. Glass, P. Bolton, S. Skavenski van Wyk, F. Melendez, S.M. Murray, S. Munthali, M. Mwenge, R. Paul, J. Mayeya, P. Chimponda, F. Simenda, C. Danielson, Laura K. Murray
  • Lessons from scaling-up adaptations of Program P gender-transformative couples’ intervention to reduce IPV in Bolivia, Lebanon and Rwanda
    Aapta Garg, K. Doyle, J. Kato-Wallace
  • Effective prevention of intimate partner violence in Rwanda through a training programme for couples: results from the Indashykirwa trial
    Kristin Dunkle, L. Heise, S. Chatterji, E. Stern, E. Chirwa
  • Cash transfers, polygamy and intimate partner violence: experimental evidence from Mali
  • R. Heath, M. Hidrobo, Shalini Roy
  • Raising the flag: diffusion of gender norms change at the community level in Nepal
    Binita Shrestha, C.J. Clark, P. Nanicha Shrestha, Gemma Ferguson

14:30 – 16:00   Mitigating GBV risk in humanitarian settings                  
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.1

Chair: Henriette Jansen, kNOwVAWdata, UNFPA Asia-Pacific

  • Sexual relations between UN peacekeepers and local women / girls in Haiti
    Sabine Lee, S. Bartels, L. Vahedi
  • Evaluating government responses to the incidence of gender-based violence against refugee and IDP women and girls: a multiple case study of camp conditions and developed and developing countries
    Christina Socci, A. Ekstein, S. Song, Y. Bang, L. Arnold
  • Empowered aid: transforming gender and power dynamics in the delivery of humanitarian aid
    Alina Potts, H. Kolli, L. Fattal, E. Hedge, M. Murphy
  • A randomized cluster trail of a gender-synchronized program to promote family planning and gender equity among married adolescents and their husbands in Doss, Niger: the effects of the Reaching Married Adolescents (RMA) program on family planning uptake among married adolescents who experience intimate partner violence
    J.G. Silverman, Nicole Carter, N. Johns, M.I. Brooks, S. Aliou, A.M Nouhou, S. Challa, S.C. Boyce, A. Raj, S. DeLong

14:30 – 16:00   Intervention content panel
Venue: Exhibition hall 8.2
Chair: Abbie Shepard Fields, Universidad Centroamericana UCA

  • Healing and resilience through Yoga (Hart Yoga) for survivors of trafficking in Uganda
    This intervention uses movement, breath and community to support women in overcoming trauma and reconnecting to health and wellbeing
    Sophie Namy, K. Gallaway, V. Nkwanzi, C. Carlson
  • Common Threads Project: a recovery programme for survivors of gender based violence
    Integrative group intervention designed to restore psychological well-being, capacity for agency, voice, and social cohesion in the aftermath of severe trauma. Informed by neurological and cultural understandings of trauma, Common Threads revives an ancient tradition in which women gather together to sew "unspeakable" experiences into textile narratives. These story cloths open the door for a comprehensive program of trauma recovery
    Rachel Cohen
  • Mobilizing knowledge for wicked problems:  lessons learned from gender-based violence research
    For our work to have impact, we must understand the contexts in which knowledge is used. I discuss ways to think about knowledge mobilization interventions specific to gender-based violence research
    Nadine Wathen

14:30 – 16:00  Ethics and GBV work in practice
 Venue: Exhibition hall 8.3
Chair: Siobán Harlow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Researching VAWG: ethical and safety considerations and strategies
    Mary Ellsberg
  • The challenges of conducting ethical and rigorous research on violence against women in small, isolated, high-prevalence communities
    Loksee Leung, S. Homan, D. Fernando, E. Fulu, T. Honda, K. Dicker, J. Fisher
  • Co-creating ethical frameworks for community-led approaches to GBV prevention: critical bioethics in practice
    Geordan Shannon, N. Minckas, J. Mannell
  • Southern African perspectives on the ethics of sexual violence research
    Fortunate Shabalala, R. Fielding-Miller, S. Masuku

14:30 – 16:00  Tech-based interventions
Venue: Daisy and Freesia
Chair: Diego Antoni, UNDP

  • ZonaSegura: a trauma-informed youth-centered mobile solution to teen dating violence prevention in Honduras
    Laiah Idelson, C. Silva, E. Schlamm
  • Feasibility study of an online-based decision and safety planning application for Brazilian women living with domestic violence
    Marcos Signorelli, S. Marques Praddo, T. Beraldo Pereira Ramos, V. Lucia Costa da Silva, R. Wallace da Rocha
  • Modern Man Challenge: learning from using mobile technology to prevent violence against women in Liberia
    Jeannie Annan, Ellen Bates-Jefferys, R. Lehrer, S. Ahmed 
  • Mobile applications addressing violence against women: a systematic review
    K. Eisenhut, E. Sauerborn, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, V. Wild

14:30 – 16:00  Economic abuse and responses for survivors
Venue: Orchid
Chair: Saja Michael, ABAAD - Resource Centre for Gender Equality

  • Women’s strategies to contend with economic coercion in marriage: Case of rural Bangladesh
    Ruchira Tabassum Naved, K. Yount, A. Talukder
  • Improving the primary health care response to violence against women: key findings and lessons learned from Brazil and the occupied Palestinian Territories
    Ana Flavia d’Oliveira, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat, M. Colombini, A. Shaheen, S. Pereira, L. Blima Schraiber, G. Feder, L. Bacchus
  • Understanding the dynamic influence of context in the implementation of an intervention to strengthen the health care response to domestic violence in occupied Palestinian Territory
    Loraine J Bacchus, A. Alkaiyat, A. Shaheen, A. Alkhayyat, H. Od, R. Halaseh, M Zayed, G. Feder, Manuela Colombini
  • Women’s bargaining power within couple, domestic violence and health injuries: evidence from demographic and health survey of Cameroon
    Tchakounte Tchuimi Dimitri, B. Fomba Kamga
16:00 – 17:00 Plenary III

16:00 – 17:00  Closing ceremony                                                     
Venue: Exhibition hall 10
Chair: Claudia Garcia-Moreno

Chair: Claudia Garcia-Moreno

SVRI Forum 2019 Prize Giving – Rachel Jewkes, SVRI Leadership Council

SVRI Forum highlights video

Friends of SVRI: reflections and future directions

  • Emily Esplen, DFID
  • Tesmerelna Atsbeha, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • Tvisha Nevatia, Innovations for Poverty Action

Thanks and farewell – Elizabeth Dartnall, SVRI Executive Director

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