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[Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank] Written by Elizabeth Dartnall, Morma Moremi and Laura Fitzhenry, Sexual Violence Research Initiative  As this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (GBV) campaign comes to an end, we have taken the time to reflect on the importance of fund...
[Photo: Rod Waddington] By Jennifer Wagman, University of California San Diego  BACKGROUND Last year we reported on a newly launched collaboration between researchers from Rakai Health Sciences Program (Uganda) and the UCSD Center on Gender Equity and Health (USA) to design a gender-transformative i...
A Community Health Volunteer facilitating a Men Group PM+ session (Photo: Jacinta Sila, World Vision Kenya) [By Phiona Naserian Koyiet, World Vision Kenya] Globally an average of 119 women are killed every day by an intimate partner or family member.  This translates to one woman killed every 12 min...
[Image: Rawpixel] By Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Center on Gender Equity and Health, University of California, San Diego This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign comes in the midst of a necessary global reckoning with sexual harassment and assault. The quiet, protective co...
[Photo: Mohammad Aminul Islam Khandaker] Shalini Roy and Melissa Hidrobo (drafted in coordination with Smita Aggarwal), International Food Policy Research Institute Intimate partner violence (IPV) is widespread globally, with estimates showing that nearly 1 in 3 adult women worldwide have experience...
[Photo: Urdu News World] Written by Ammar A. Malik, Yasemin Irvin-Erickson, Urban Institute; Faisal Kamiran, Data Science Lab, Information Technology University Punjab Sexual harassment and violence in urban public spaces As dozens of cities around the world invest billions in new mass transit syst...
[Image: Shutterstock] Written by Laura Hinson, Jennifer Mueller, and Lila O’Brien-Milne, International Center for Research on Women Stories of sexting, sex tapes, online dating gone wrong and cyberbullying are all over social media and the news. However, these stories only begin to scratch the surfa...
[Photo credit: Samuel Tewolde] Written by Anne Bennett, MA1 and Vandana Sharma, MD, MPH1,2 1Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Cambridge, United States2Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, United States Globally, 30% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimat...
[Photo: Dr Frank Karioris] By Dr Elena Kim, Dr Elena Molchanova, Aigerim Bakubatova, and Dr Frank G. Karioris, American University of Central Asia This was first published by the American University of Central Asia. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors. As we take part in...
[Photo: Violence Against Children Survey Training in Honduras, Led by CDC] Written by Begoña Fernandez, Together for Girls Good policy starts with good data, which is why the work of Together for Girls (TfG) begins with nationally representative Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS), led by the C...
[Photo: Liliana Istrate-Burciu] By Daniela Misail-Nichitin, International Center for Women’s Rights Protection and Promotion "La Strada” Students from the Republic of Moldova, who participated in the course “Harmonious Family Relationships”, changed their attitudes on intimate partner violence and t...
[Photograph: Egyptian Ministry of Manpower] Written by Dr Ramadan Mohamed, the American University in Cairo In some settings, if gendered norms that support men’s violence against women are not addressed, the economic empowerment of women can inadvertently propagate gender-based violence (GBV). The...
Informal refugee camps in Greece. (Photo: Bridget Relyea) Written by the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) research group at WAHA International Since 2011, the civil war and protracted crisis in Syria have led to widespread displacement, with over five million people seeking refuge in neighboring countrie...
[Image: Shannonpins] Written by Michele R. Decker, Johns Hopkins University It is hard to believe that our gender-based violence prevention Development Marketplace for Innovation award from the World Bank Group and nonprofit Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is in its final phases. Our team...
[Photo credit: DB Peru] Written by Dr Geordan Shannon, University College London At the University College London (UCL) Centre for Gender and Global Health, the renowned Argentine feminist anthropologist Dr Rita Segato recently discussed the impact of colonialism on the social fabric of small rural...
[Photo credit: Ecostinger] Written by Silvie Bovarnick, International Centre: researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking, University of Bedfordshire The ‘Being Heard’ project, a collaboration between the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the International Centre: Re...
[Photo credit: Liz Bannish] Written by Lisa Aronson Fontes, University of Massachusetts Amherst This was first published by Psychology Today. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors. Abuse and control persist long after professionals think “the case” is closed. The victim has...
[Photo Credit: SVRI] Written by Sephy Valuks, LSHTM This was first published by STRIVE. Permission to publish on the SVRI Blog was given by the authors. STRIVE participated in the 5th International Conference of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (link is external) held in Rio, Brazil, 18–21 Se...
[Findings from The Asia Foundation’s Nabilan survey confirm that rates of violence against women, in particular violence from an intimate partner, are high in Timor-Leste. Photo/Conor Ashleigh] By Barbara Rodriguez, Chen Tingting and Xian Warner, The Asia Foundation This was first published by The A...
[Photo by Lightwell Mpofu] By Lightwell Mpofu, ACDPT Rio was amazing! The captivating experience of flying over the Atlantic, the breath-taking and incredibly refreshing environment, the lovely food, the warm people, the beautiful sea…. simply amazing! More than anything, the sexual violence researc...

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