Date/Time: 
09/29/2008 (All day) to 10/01/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Safari Park Hotel,

City: 
Nairobi
Country: 
128
Sponsoring Agency: 
http://www.svconference2008.org/
Description: 

The 1st conference on STRENGTHENING LINKAGES BETWEEN SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS SERVICES: THE SEXUAL VIOLENCE NEXUS

Theme: Taking the Lead: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities in Responding to Sexual Violence in East, Central and Southern Africa:'

Venue - Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya Dates: 29th September to 1st October 2008

Sexual violence is a primary public health concern and has implications for reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Africa. WHO (2002) has recognised the need for evidence based programming as an essential function for responding to sexual violence. Increasingly African countries are responding by implementing initiatives, policies and programmes to address sexual violence as an important factor in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Despite the growth in responses, there is insufficient information exchange, learning lessons and interactions between countries. HIV/AIDS interventions have provided a platform for engagement with sexual violence as a public health concern. However, there are limited linkages between HIV/AIDS interventions and Reproductive Health Programmes that form the basis for comprehensive care following sexual violence. Liverpool VCT, Care & Treatment (http://www.liverpoolvct.org/ ) is concerned with strengthening the continuum for HIV prevention, care and treatment. Strengthening linkages to reproductive health services is fundamental to improved quality of life.

This conference aims to utilize Sexual Violence as a nexus for interrogating and strengthening existing response and the inter-linkages between HIV/AIDS and reproductive Health. It aims to facilitate the development of synergistic relationships between policy makers, researchers, activists and practitioners from Government, academia and civil society in the East, Central and Southern African region through facilitating information exchange, sharing experiences and innovative approaches, developing consensus on current gaps and research needs while strengthening practice/service delivery strategies. As reflected in the conference theme, we aim to facilitate participants in taking leadership in identifying challenges and utilizing emerging opportunities for strengthening responses to sexual violence in Africa.

 

Date/Time: 
03/08/2009 (All day) to 03/11/2009 (All day)
Location
City: 
Johannesburg
Country: 
222
Sponsoring Agency: 
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Description: 

global event will bring together 200 participants working on sexual violence as researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers, service providers, survivors and others. A call for abstracts will be issued in September 2008.

Date/Time: 
10/10/2011 (All day) to 10/13/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Vineyard Boutique Hotel

City: 
Cape Town
Country: 
222
Sponsoring Agency: 
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Contact Email: 
svri@mrc.ac.za
Contact Website: 
www.svri.org
Description: 

The SVRI is pleased to announce its second international conference, the SVRI Forum 2011: Moving the agenda forward. The conference will focus on research priorities to strengthen our responses to sexual violence globally and to encourage participants to network, share ideas and exciting strategies in the field. They are honoured to invite researchers, academics, policy-makers, activists and others to submit their abstracts for presentation at the Forum. Abstract submission will be open until 31 May 2011.

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: 
09/30/2010 (All day) to 10/01/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

University Medical Center

City: 
Utrecht
Country: 
171
Description: 

The 2nd International Conference on the Survivors of Rape will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The aim of the conference is to discuss rape-related issues with practitioners and researchers from all around the world as a consciously multidisciplinary effort. Delegates will include psychologists, social workers, (forensic) doctors, nurses, police, journalists, sexologists and politicians. The programme is wide-ranging and consists of a pre-conference, two full days of oral presentations, workshops, poster presentations and a (fee-included) dinner-party.
 
The keynote speaker will be Professor Rebecca Campbell from Michigan State University (USA). Her research focuses on sexual assault and how the legal, medical and mental systems respond to the needs of rape survivors. Invited European speakers are Sarah Bal (Belgium), Rikke Holm Bramsen (Denmark), Gitte Christensen (Denmark), Grete Dyb (Norway) and Ole Ingemann-Hansen (Denmark). Dutch invited speakers are Hans Berghout, Willy van Berlo, Alice Bouman-Dentener, Nelleke Nicolai, Miranda Olff, Elise van de Putte, Carlijn de Roos and Jannie van der Sleen.

Please visit the conference website for more information about registration and abstract submission.
 

Date/Time: 
11/14/2008 (All day) to 11/17/2008 (All day)
Location
City: 
Cape Town
Country: 
222
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Association for Women's Rights in Development
Description: 

From November 14-17, 2008, up to 1,500 women's rights leaders and activists from around the world will converge on Cape Town, South Africa at the 11th AWID International Forum to discuss the power of movements.

What is AWID?
The Association for Women's Rights in Development is an international membership organisation that works to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally to effectively advance the rights of women.

What is the Forum?
The International Forum on Women's Rights and Development is both a conference and a call to action. The largest recurring event of its kind, the AWID Forum brings together women's rights leaders and activists from around the world every three years to strategize, network, celebrate, and learn in a highly charged atmosphere that fosters deep discussions and sustained personal and professional growth.

Delegates to the Forum participate in four days of plenary speeches, interactive sessions, workshops, debates, and creative sessions geared to powerful thinking on gender equality and women's human rights. Delegates also participate in informal caucuses, gala events, cultural activities, and social and political events geared to global and regional networking and alliance-building.

Delegates who participate fully in the Forum not only empower themselves with new tools and resources, but they also, collectively, re-politicize the gender and development community, strengthen alliances between women, and engage in work and thinking that is truly transformative rather than simply palliative.

Who can participate?
Participation in the AWID Forum is open to anyone who works or has an interest in women's rights, international development, and social justice. AWID particularly welcomes women and men from the Global South, young women, and marginalized groups that have had difficulty getting their agenda heard on a global stage.

What can I expect from the Forum?
You can expect to be enlightened, provoked and inspired by an exceptional group of thoughtful, forward-looking and fiercely committed women and men. You can expect to move beyond simply talking to getting involved in global action plans and campaigns that will emerge out of the Forum, but will last well beyond it. You can expect to work hard and gain an abundance of new skills, new knowledge, new colleagues, and new ideas for the long road ahead. You can expect to be welcomed, nurtured, fortified and challenged by a group of like-minded activists, academics and practitioners. And finally, you can expect to have more fun than you thought was possible at a conference!
 

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