from 20/Oct to 01/Feb

Call for abstracts - SVRI Forum

SVRI is delighted to invite you to submit abstracts, attend and register for the largest world-wide conference dedicated to research on prevention and response to sexual and intimate partner violence - SVRI’s 5th global conference - SVRI Forum 2017.

Please submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation on/before the 1 February 2017 on our website www.svri.org/forums/forum2017.  All submissions will be acknowledged promptly. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within one week, please contact the Mandy Salomo at mandy.salomo@mrc.ac.za , so that we can verify if your submission has been received.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by two members of the abstract review committee.

SVRI is seeking abstracts on:

  • sexual violence;
  • intimate partner violence;
  • child abuse and neglect;
  • HIV and SGBV;
  • Feminist work with men and boys;
  • Femicide
  • (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (CSECA and SECA)
  • children and adolescents - violence prevention and response;
  • sexual trafficking;
  • sexual abuse and violence in institutional settings;
  • marginalized populations, including women with disabilities, LGBTI, sex workers, migrants, refugees; internally displaced populations, and indigenous populations
  • new forms of gender-based violence including cyber bullying, cyber stalking and secondary victimization;
  • impacts of violence against women and violence against children on mental health;
  • use of technology to prevent and respond to sexual and intimate partner violence and child abuse and exploitation.

SVRI also invite colleagues to submit applications for pre-conference workshops for building capacity in the field.

Write to SVRI at: svri.forums@mrc.ac.za  or visit http://www.svri.org/forums/forum2017/index.htm   for more information.

Local: http://www.svri.org/news/svri-forum-2017-partnerships-action-call-abstracts
Date: Oct/20/2016 - Feb/01/2017
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from 19/Jan to 01/Feb

Global fund for women - Funding opportunity: Initiative to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

Global Fund for Women invites organizations seeking to scale innovative strategies and successful interventions to apply for funding. They intend to fund organizations and coalitions (organizations working together to increase potential impact through their collaborative efforts) working to ensure that women workers are free from sexual harassment and sexual violence in places where they work and live.

Closing date: 1 February 2017

More Information here

Local: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CA-Proposal-Eligibility-Criteria.pdf
Date: Jan/19/2017 - Feb/01/2017
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from 26/Jan to 15/Feb

UNiTE Song Contest 2016-2017

UN Women and the Embassy of Canada invite you to capture the spirit of the UNiTE Campaign by making your own music video. The competition opens globally from 25 November 2016 - 15 February 2017. The total prize pack is valued at over CAD 1,500.

More information here.


Date: Jan/26/2017 - Feb/15/2017
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Two slots left for the SASA! Faith course (06-10th March 2017) Uganda

SASA! Faith Course: Are you looking for ways to strengthen your engagement with a faith community (Muslim and Christian) to prevent violence against women and HIV?  Raising Voices and Trocaire are pleased to let you know that there are only 02 slots left for the upcoming SASA! Faith course scheduled to take place in Kampala-Uganda in March 06th-10th, 2017. This course will be the first of the four SASA! Faith course series that correspond to the four phases of SASA! Faith.

SASA! Faith is meant to inspire, enable and structure effective community mobilization to prevent violence against women and HIV in a faith community and as such, it will require organizational time, commitment and resources including; 2-3 years of SASA! Faith implementation, a commitment to completing all four phases, a team of determined SASA! Faith champions and, dedicated financial resources for positive and sustained change to be realized.

If you are interested, please contact learningcenter@raisingvoices.org not later than February 10th, 2017

Find out more here

Date: Feb/03/2017 - Feb/10/2017
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6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Peace Revolution Summit - 6-10 February, Thailand

The Peace Revolution Summit will be held from 6 to 10 February 2017 in Thailand.


The summit aims to create a unique opportunity to gather a thriving global community of peace activists and visionaries from different fields, such as entrepreneurs, artists, philanthropists, photographers, filmmakers, bloggers, scholars, teachers, students, civil society and professionals, in order to share their stories, brainstorm ideas, launch initiatives, and share an unforgettable experience of solidarity in unfolding our vision of world peace.


The summit is an opportunity to become a member of a vibrant international community! Join Peace Revolution Summit on a paradise island in Thailand. You will have a chance to empower your mind and cultivate your inner peace through meditation practice. Learn how to build peace by yourself, network with fellow change-makers on how to raise mindfulness practices to the top of the world agenda as peace building tools, and inspire others to start the change from themselves.

More information here.

Local: https://peacesummit.net/peace-revolution-summit-2017-2/
Date: Feb/06/2017 - Feb/10/2017
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from 06/Feb to 30/Apr

Call for Nominations: The Prizes For Women's Creativity in Rural Life 2017 - WWSF

The Women's World Summit Foundation is  pleased to share the Call for nominations for the annual WWSF Prizes for women's creativity in rural life 2017.

The Prize celebrates contributions by rural women leaders and their communities to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Agenda 2030 - Transforming our world! To-date, 422 prizewinners have been honored with the award since 1994. 

The deadlilne for application is 30th April 2017.

You can find more information on the call here as well as the form of participation here.

Date: Feb/06/2017 - Apr/30/2017
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Pannel discussion - Ending FGM by 2030 - Day of Zero Tolerance

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, a Pannel discussion is organised on the theme "Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030". 

The event is organised by the IAC and NGO CSW Geneva WG on Traditional Practices in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, OHCHR, WCC, NGOs and Governments. 

When and Where ? 

Date: 6 february 2017, 12.45 -14 00

Venue: WHO Headquarters, Salle D, Geneva

Please confirm participation by 11.00am Friday 3rd, by email to aadebayo@iac-ciaf.net


Date: Feb/06/2017
10, 11, 12 and 13

Funding opportunity: AWDF call for proposals – Leading From the South

AAWDF is one of four Women’s Funds from the Global South managing Leading from the South – a funding initiative created to resource women’s rights activism in the global South over 4 years. The fund supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the global South. 

You can apply for three different grant size categories: Yalla, Ananse and Pamoja.

Deadline: 13th February 2017

More information here.

Date: Feb/10/2017 - Feb/13/2017
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10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16

Webinar - Our Gender Revolution: Youth Leaders in Action - 16th February

The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence (ICASDV) integrates a social change approach to interrupt the root causes of gender violence fueled by multiple systemic oppressions. The Our Gender Revolution youth framework explores concepts of gender, inequality, and a vision of the world to end oppression and violence and engages young people as social change agents. On this webinar, presenters from the Idaho Coalition will highlight the 2017 We Choose All of Us campaign for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month that directly addresses the current climate of hate and violence in our schools and communities as a model for promoting youth-driven activism for social transformation.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2:00 - 3:30pm Eastern / 1:00 - 2:30pm Central / 11:00 - 12:30pm Pacific

More information and registration here.

Date: Feb/10/2017 - Feb/16/2017
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13, 14, 15, 16 and 17

Short course: Researching gender-based violence: Methods and meaning, 13 -17 February 2017, London

This course aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills to conduct or commission technically rigorous, ethical and policy- and service-relevant research on various forms of violence against women.

The course is intended for individuals who will conduct or commission research on gender-based violence. It will be of particular interest to those who want to add a ‘violence component’ to study that is quantitative or qualitative study or an intervention evaluation. It is relevant for individuals working on health-related topics such as, sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, HIV, mental health and substance use. 

More information on the course here

Local: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/cpd/gender_violence.html
Date: Feb/13/2017 - Feb/17/2017
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Webinar: Workplace responses to gender based violence webinar, 14 February 2017

This webinar "Workplace responses to gender based violence webinar" will help participants explore response to workplace gender based violence. It is suitable for HR personnel, managers and other leaders invested in creating cultures of respect and safety for staff impacted by gendered violence. 

More information on the event here

To register for the event click here

Local: http://anrows.org.au/events/stakeholder-events/workplace-responses-gender-based-violence
Date: Feb/14/2017
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from 20/Feb to 27/Mar

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Making the Connection between Child Marriage and SGBV, HIV/AIDS and Education

The Regional Fund on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is providing grants to organisations proposing innovative ways to address the inter-sectionality between child marriage and one or more of the following three topics: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, HIV/AIDS and education at the national level that have the potential for scale up to the regional level.

The maximum funding available per proposal is $US 15,000.

They are seeking proposals that put forward approaches and activites that can include:
• research to gather, document and share evidence,
• pilot testing programs that seek to strengthen intersectional programming with one or more of the three topics,
• developing and implementing initiatives to improve the situation of child brides and adolescent girls vulnerable to marriage connected to one or more of the three topics; and
• advocacy efforts that seek to change/implement policies or programs at the national level related to one or more of the three topics that will have an impact on child marriage.

Deadline: 27th March 2017

More information on the proposal here.

Local: http://www.sexrightsafrica.net/request-proposal-making-connection-child-marriage-sgbv-hivaids-education/
Date: Feb/20/2017 - Mar/27/2017
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