Winners of the SVRI Knowledge for Action to End Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children Research Grant 2022
The SVRI is delighted to announce the 2022 grantees cohort! We received 349 proposals from Africa, Asia, East and Central Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. The quality of the proposals was very high and made the selection process difficult. It was encouraging to see many more applications from entire teams of low-and middle-income country research consortiums.
We are grateful to our donors - the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund - who have partnered with us to make this grant possible - a grant that will contribute to the prevention and response of violence against women (VAW), violence against children (VAC) and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality in low and middle-income countries.
Meet the country teams
Testing a domestic violence enhanced perinatal care intervention in China
Objective: Building on demonstrated positive effects of the DOVE intervention on preventing maternal IPV, the proposed project will test the feasibility and acceptability of the adapted DOVE intervention (“DOVE in China”) in a sample of pregnant women recruited from two perinatal clinics located in two cities (richer vs. poorer) of China.
Research institutions: University of Texas at Austin; Shandong University School of Nursing and Rehabilitation; Soochow University School of Nursing
Research team: Yang Li (PI); Fenglin Cao (Co-PI); Xuekun Zhang (Co-PI); Naixue Cui (Co-I); Wei Wang (Co-I); Youguo Chen (Co-I); Yuanqi He (Co-I)
Download the China project poster here.
Title: Building local strategies to reduce broker trafficking and sexual abuse of migrant girls in Ethiopia and Tanzania
Objective: The aim of this project is to develop an intervention based on recent, cutting-edge evidence to protect arriving migrant girls and young women from becoming victims of sexual violence, abuse, exploitation and trafficking; pilot test this intervention in two urban centers of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Dar es Salaam Tanzania; and document the ability of the intervention to mitigate these risks.
Research institution: Population Council
Partner organisations: Organization for Prevention Rehabilitation and Integration of Female Street Children (OPRIFS); National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) of Tanzania; Kiota Womens Health and Development (KIWOHEDE)
Research team: Annabel Erulkar PhD (PI); Henock Markos MA (Co-PI); Lemi Negeri (Co-PI)
Download the Ethiopia project poster here.
Title: Improving access of women from marginalized populations to mainstream GBV-services
Objective: The project aims to identify and increase linkages to GBV services for women from marginalized groups by evaluating the effectiveness of implementation, feasibility, and sustainability of an enhanced integrated model of a computerized self-paced intervention with the multisectoral community-coordinated response in several communities of Karaganda Oblast in Kazakhstan.
Research institution: Social Fund “Center for Scientific and Practical Initiatives”
Team: Dr Assel Terlikbayeva (PI); Sholpan Primbetova (Co-PI); Dr. Louisa Gilbert (Co-I); Dr. Nabila El-Bassel (Co-I)
Download the Kazakhstan project poster here.
SVRI Forum 2022 Five Minute Presentation: Femicide | Violence against women prevention and costing - See the session slide deck here.
Title: HEMAYA (Protection): Protecting women and girls with disabilities from violence in Palestine
Objective: The research aims to build evidence on how the national referral system could become responsive to the needs of women with disabilities who are subject to violence and how to reform the safe house system and services to respond to the intersection of violence and disability.
Lead organisation: Social and Economic Policies Monitor
Partner institutions: Stars of Hope Society
Team: Firas Salah Al Din; Eman Zayyad; Kefah Abu Ghoush; Rehab Abu Hasish
Download the Palestine project poster here.
Read the newspaper article here.
Title: Application of artificial intelligence in the prevention of child sexual abuse in Mexico: "Paint your stripe in this way (Pinta tu raya ASI)”
Objective: design, implement and evaluate the psycho-pedagogical intervention "Paint your line in this way" to prevent child sexual abuse among primary schools’ children in Mexico.
Research institutions: National Institute of Public Health; National Centre for Research and Technological Development; Centre for Development Studies ITZAM-NÁ; Rights and affirmative actions for equity AC (DERAFE)
Team members: Leonor Rivera Rivera (PI); Aremis Litai Villalobos Hernández (Co-PI); Marina Séris Martínez (Co-I); Héctor Lamadrid Figueroa (Co-I); Dolores González Hernández (Co-I); Juan Gabriel González Serna (Co-I); Noé Alejandro Castro Sánchez (Co-I)
SVRI Forum 2022 presetation: Uso de la inteligencia artificial para la prevención del abuso sexual infantil en México: “Pinta tu Raya ASI”
6. Sri Lanka
Title: Creating a digital Safe Space for adolescents to break cycles of VAC and VAW in Sri Lanka
Objective: To adapt an existing face-to-face youth engagement model into a digital format to promote positive mental health and develop gender-equitable attitudes for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Sri Lanka.
Research institution: Shanthi Maargam (Pathway to Peace)
Research team: Kamani Jinadasa (PI); Vathsala Illesinghe (Co-PI); Miyuru Chandradasa (Co-PI); Suresh Subasinghe (Co-PI); Natasha Balendra (Co-PI); Ruvani W. Fonseka (Co-PI); Ammarah Ashraff; Ardley Mohamad; Asanka Senadeera; Shalini Ratwatte
Download the Sri Lanka project poster here.
7. South Africa
Title: Childhood trajectories of violence and adult intimate partner violence: A gendered, life course approach to violence prevention
Objective: establish the relationship between childhood trajectories of exposure to violence and IPV victimization and perpetration in adulthood and pathways through which early life factors contribute to IPV, as well as explore life course approaches to prevention of later IPV.
Research institution: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand.
Research team: Juliana Kagura (PI); Sara Naicker (Co-PI)
Download the South Africa project poster here.
Webinar presentations: Adverse childhood experiences in a South African birth cohort: Complexities around the simple ACEs index; Costing effective violence prevention; Adverse childhood experiences and IPV in adulthood: Findings from the Bt30 cohort.
Collaborative group meetings: Report of the 15th Violence Prevention Forum, 12-13 October 2022; Western Cape Provincial Violence Prevention Forum - 5th Meeting.
Communication for Science engagement: Centre of Excellence in Human Development Research Nugget.
Policy brief: How violence and adversity undermine human development.
Opinion piece: What it will take to prevent SA’s gender-based violence.
Awards Ceremony SVRI Research Grant 2022: Meet the winners
On 30 March 2022, the SVRI hosted a webinar to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2022 SVRI Research Grant.
Learn more about SVRI Grant-making.