The Build Peace Conference brings together practitioners, activists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Over the course of two days, we will explore how information and communications technologies, games, networking platforms and other tools can enhance the impact of a broad range of peacebuilding, social cohesion and peace advocacy initiatives.
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.
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
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.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Administration for Community Living)
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, individuals and organizations from across the world are urged to raise awareness of the various types of abuse to which older individuals are subjected. We hope that you will join us in making this year’s recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day a rounding success in the United States. This year, take a stand in the fight against elder abuse and take a stand for dignity and respect of our elders. Looking for other ways to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this year and take a stand against elder abuse? As part of the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention, the Administration for Community Living is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources to support partners in their efforts to raise public awareness about elder abuse and shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden problem. Check out the YEAP toolkit and WEAAD logos for resources when planning your activities. And don’t forget to let the NCEA know what you’re planning this year to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! You can share your event, as well as see what others are planning, too!
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.
This JDI webinar on preventing sexual abuse in youth detention will cover the importance of partnerships between community advocates and corrections officials and the vital role of community advocates in serving incarcerated youth. Leaders from both fields will discuss trauma-informed responses to this abuse and new opportunities to provide services to this underserved group afforded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The speakers will also address related changes in juvenile correction's approach to sexual abuse and next steps for continuing this critically important cultural shift.
The webinar will offer examples of successful community-corrections partnerships, and will feature a conversation between an advocate and corrections leader who are currently working together to end sexual violence against youth behind bars. These discussions will demonstrate how such collaborations can ensure that youth get the help they need, including confidential rape crisis services. This webinar is the second in a three-part series on sexual violence in youth detention.
Who Should Attend: This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.
Now that we know how a culture of power, control and abuse impacts our young people’s lives and communities, we need to know that we have the ability to prevent power-based violence as well as teach its prevention in our classrooms. Join Scenarios USA for tips, skills, and creative ways to get our young people talking, thinking critically and writing creatively about their role and agency in shaping a safer, healthier, happier world. Scenarios USA has a unique and engaging way to use film, storytelling, and art to engage our youth in a dialogue about these important issues.
Wondering what is going on with our students: why they show up late, miss class, give attitude, or generally have a hard time? It could be that they’ve experienced power-based violence, such as sexual assault, at the hands of someone they know or who they care about. Learn more about power-based violence, especially sexual violence, and how these issues affect all of us, whether we are survivors or bystanders. April 10th at 4:00 pm EST. Click here to register: https://answer.rutgers.edu/course/154.
JOIN US APRIL 7-13, 2013.Catcalls, sexist comments, flashing, groping, stalking, and assault impact all women and many men, especially in the LGBQT community. IT MUST END.Join tens of thousands of people worldwide as we collectively go to the streets and use sidewalk chalk, posters, fliers, street theater, rallies, and marches to reclaim public spaces and demand an end to gender-based street harassment!
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.
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