Date/Time: 
04/02/2013 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Everywhere! 

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
resources@nsvrc.org
Description: 

 The SAAM "Day of Action" will be observed on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  This is nationally recognized in the United States as a specific day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Through coordinated planning of special events, advocates can raise awareness, media attention and national momentum for ending and preventing sexual violence. The NSVRC encourages participants and those planning special activities to visit our Event Suggestions page for ideas on how to observe this day in your community and to post your events on the online calendar.This year, proclaim “It’s time … to talk about it” by using social media to join the conversation. By changing your profile pictures and focusing your status updates, tweets, and blog posts on SAAM and the Day of Action, you can engage online communities in sexual violence prevention.

Date/Time: 
04/01/2014 (All day)
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NSVRC
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
resources@nsvrc.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home
Description: 

This nationally recognized day provides an opportunity for advocates and activists to engage with their communities and kick-off SAAM events that are planned throughout April. This year, proclaim “It’s time … to talk about it” by using social media to join the conversation. Plan or support a SAAM event in your community on April 1st, and keep the conversation going all month long.If you have a photograph from a SAAM "Day of Action" event or activity that you are willing to share, please email a copy to resources@nsvrc.org. Events from across the country may be highlighted in future SAAM and other printed materials, newsletters or online publications and sites including Facebook and Twitter

Date/Time: 
05/01/2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Description: 

This JDI webinar will introduce advocates to exciting new opportunities to help incarcerated youth who have been sexually abused. Children and adolescents in detention suffer sexual abuse and harassment at alarming rates, and the effects of this abuse can last a lifetime. That's the bad news. The good news is that the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards offer guidance for corrections facilities and pave the way for rape crisis counselors and other advocates who care about children to provide life-saving help to this underserved population

During the webinar, experts in the fields of sexual abuse and youth detention will discuss the range of services addressed in the PREA standards. Presenters will review some of the challenges of providing care to this population, and to working in detention settings more broadly. Attendees will learn ways to adapt crisis interventions to these settings, as well as other strategies to offer the community standard of care to youth detainees. This webinar will feature advocates who have worked in youth facilities and survivors who have experienced this abuse.

Register online.

Date/Time: 
10/14/2013 - 8:00am to 10/17/2013 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers
2 Charoen Krung Soi 30
Siphya, Bangrak
Bangkok 10500 Thailand

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
SVRI & Partners for Prevention
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
svri@mrc.ac.za
Description: 

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is proud to announce the 3rd international conference on sexual violence research, SVRI Forum 2013. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence. The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention.The scope of the SVRI Forum will expand in 2013 to include both sexual violence and intimate partner violence. This extension of the scope of the SVRI Forum encourages examination of the overlapping nature of these acts of violence.  The SVRI Forum 2013 will also link the child protection and SGBV fields and promote cross sectoral dialogue and exchange on primary prevention of child abuse and neglect especially when linked to  future prevention of sexual violence perpetration and victimization.The objectives of SVRI Forum 2013 are to:

  • Promote excellence in research on sexual and intimate partner violence
  • Bridge gaps between research, policy and practice
  • Provide opportunity and space for speakers and audience to interact  and learn from high-level presentations and developments in the field
  • Encourage discussion of new ideas for services and prevention responses with the principal elements derived from evidence and expert opinions
  • Encourage networking and sharing of  knowledge across fields and sectors, including across violence against women and violence against children
  • Provide a space where participants feel supported to talk about challenges in undertaking research on sexual and intimate partner violence

Researchers, activists, donors, service providers and policy-makers from across all sectors are therefore invited to submit abstracts, according to the SVRI Forum 2013 themes:

  • Addressing sexual and intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • HIV and sexual violence
  • Trafficking for sexual exploitation
  • Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence in conflict and crisis

Within these themes, abstracts which include a life-course perspective; address under-researched areas such as disability and sexual abuse; the role of faith based organisations and other community based institutions in responding to and prevention sexual and gender based violence, as well as abstracts which address men and masculinities; and gender and prevention of sexual violence and IPV are particularly encouraged. Priority will also be given to abstracts that detail responses and prevention programmes that incorporate multi-sectoral and cross sectoral strategies or have findings of interventions and longitudinal studies.We encourage participants to use the SVRI Sexual Violence Research Agenda as guide in developing abstracts. In the coming weeks we will give more details about the venue, call for abstracts, pre-conference workshops, prize-giving and more.

Date/Time: 
10/14/2013 - 8:00am to 10/17/2013 - 5:00pm
Location
City: 
Bangkok
Country: 
238
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
+27 12 339 8527
Contact Email: 
svri@mrc.ac.za
Contact Website: 
www.svri.org
Description: 

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is proud to announce the 3rd international conference on sexual violence research, SVRI Forum 2013. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence. The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention.The scope of the SVRI Forum will expand in 2013 to include both sexual violence and intimate partner violence. This extension of the scope of the SVRI Forum encourages examination of the overlapping nature of these acts of violence. The SVRI Forum 2013 will also link the child protection and SGBV fields and promote cross sectoral dialogue and exchange on primary prevention of child abuse and neglect especially when linked to future prevention of sexual violence perpetration and victimization.The objectives of SVRI Forum 2013 are to:

  • Promote excellence in research on sexual and intimate partner violence
  • Bridge gaps between research, policy and practice
  • Provide opportunity and space for speakers and audience to interact and learn from high-level presentations and developments in the field
  • Encourage discussion of new ideas for services and prevention responses with the principal elements derived from evidence and expert opinions
  • Encourage networking and sharing of knowledge across fields and sectors, including across violence against women and violence against children
  • Provide a space where participants feel supported to talk about challenges in undertaking research on sexual and intimate partner violence

Researchers, activists, donors, service providers and policy-makers from across all sectors are therefore invited to submit abstracts, according to the SVRI Forum 2013 themes:

  • Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence in conflict and crisis
  • HIV and sexual violence
  • Child sexual abuse, exploitation and gender based violence
  • Addressing IPV in low- and middle-income countries
  • Trafficking and sexual violence

Within these themes, abstracts which include a life-course perspective; address under-researched areas such as disability and sexual abuse; as well as abstracts which address men and masculinities; and gender and prevention of sexual violence and IPV are particularly encouraged. Priority will also be given to abstracts that detail responses and prevention programmes that incorporate multi-sectoral and cross sectoral strategies or have findings of interventions and longitudinal studies.Participants are encouraged to use the SVRI Sexual Violence Research Agenda as guide in developing abstracts. In the coming weeks more details about the venue will be given, call for abstracts, pre-conference workshops, prize-giving and more. If you have any queries, please contact svri@mrc.ac.za.  

Date/Time: 
07/17/2011 (All day) to 07/20/2011 (All day)
Location
City: 
Reno, Nevada
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
International Community Corrections Association
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
International Community Corrections Association
Contact Website: 
http://www.iccaweb.org/renomeeting_2011.htm
Description: 

On July 17–20, 2011, in Reno, NV, the International Community Corrections Association will host "The Roles of Evidence-Based Risk-Needs Assessment," a regional conference that focuses on evidence-based risk/needs assessments and how they can be used in courts, corrections, and parole settings. Conference sessions will discuss evaluation and treatment methodologies in mental health, substance abuse, and addictions, and describe how to integrate evidence-based practices into agency operations.
Date/Time: 
10/24/2012 - 8:00am to 10/26/2012 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway
Richmond
British Columbia V6X 1A3
Canada
(604) 273-7878

City: 
Vancouver
Postal Code: 
Country: 
43
Sponsoring Agency: 
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.oudconsultancy.nl/vancouver/index.html
Description: 

The Scientific and Organization Committee cordially invites you to attend and register for the third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector "Linking local initiatives with Global Learning".Work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector is a major problem which diminishes the quality of working life for staff, compromises organizational effectiveness and ultimately impacts negatively on the provision and quality of care.  These problems pervade both service settings and occupational groups.Considerable attention and advancements in addressing this problem have been achieved from service and organizational perspectives nationally and internationally.  Following two successful conferences in 2008 and 2010 in Amsterdam, the 3rd International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from October 24-26 2012.  In addition to raising awareness the 2012 conference will provide a platform to share international developments, with a particular emphasis on best practice research and initiatives to effectively respond to the problem.

Date/Time: 
11/20/2011 (All day)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Contact Website: 
http://www.transgenderdor.org/
Description: 

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

 

Date/Time: 
11/18/2014 - 8:00am to 11/19/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

155 Bishopsgate London, England

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Trust Women
Description: 

Trust Women is more than just a conference. It’s a fast-growing movement to put the rule of law behind women’s rights through concrete action. The annual conference brings together global corporations, lawyers, and pioneers in the field of women's rights to take action and forge tangible commitments to empower women.

Date/Time: 
06/17/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Margaret Mikkelsen
Contact Phone: 
609-631-4450, x208
Contact Email: 
mmikkelsen@njcasa.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.njcasa.org
Description: 

A 90-minute webinar presented by Philip McCabe, Health Educator at UMDNJ and leader of NJ Gay Health Initiative Project.

Sexual violence is any act (verbal and/or physical) which breaks a person’s trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature.Heterosexism and homo/trans phobia in our culture puts LGBTQ people at greater risk for sexual assault. It is common for perpetrators to use sexual violence as a way to punish and humiliate someone for being LGBTQ, and/or for sexual assault to be one type of violence that occurs during an anti-LGBTQ battering. Interpersonal violence can also occur between same sex domestic partners, former partners, other family members, friends, co workers and others known to the victim. Providers can benefit from understanding the difficulty for LGBTQ victims to receive services as well as what considerations can be beneficial for providing LGBTQ affirmative, trauma informed services. 

As a result of this webinar participants will:

*Analyze the prevalence and consequences of sexual violence as it pertains to LGBTQ individuals.

*Describe special considerations in working with victims of same-gender violence and also individuals who identify as LGBTQ and are victims of opposite gender sexual violence.

Participants will use GoToMeeting to join the webinar. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for participating. 

Date: June 17, 2013

Time: 2:00p-3:30p

Location: GoToMeeting.com

Fee: $10/person

Register for the webinar here. Once completed, you will then be redirected to NJCASA's website to pay your registration fee. Please allow your browser to redirect, or your registration will not be complete. If you need to complete your payment later, you may do so here.

Contact Margaret Mikkelsen at (609) 631-4450, x208 or mmikkelsen@njcasa.org for more information.

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