from 20/Oct to 01/Mar

Call for Good Practices on data collection and prevention of femicides - Special Rapporteur on VAW

On 25 November 2015, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Šimonovi? called on all States to establish a “femicide watch”, or a “gender-related killing of women” watch.

In her most recent report to the General Assembly (A/71/398, available here), the Special rapporteur further elaborated modalities for establishment of the femicide watch and/or observatory as an interdisciplinary panel of experts that collect and analyze data on femicides with the aims of prevention of such cases.

The Special Rapporteur seeks to collect existing good practices on data collection and prevention of femicides. In order to inform her work on the topic, and with view of creating a global online database, the Special Rapporteur wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia, input and views on the following topics:

-       Existing legislative models or operational guides for the investigation of gender-related killings of women;

-       Existing good practices regarding collection of data on femicides or gender related killings of women;

-       Landmark jurisprudence from international, regional, and national courts, on gender-related killings of women.

N.B. Please note that the working languages of the Secretariat are English, French and Spanish. You are therefore kindly requested to provide your submissions in one of these languages.

All submissions should be sent by 1 March 2017 to vaw@ohchr.org.

Date: Oct/20/2016 - Mar/01/2017
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from 19/Jan to 31/Mar

Funding opportunity: ANROWS Research Priorities 2017-19 - Grants round

ANROWS invites researchers from across Australia to apply for the Research Priorities 2017-19 Grants.  Proposals can be submitted by researchers including those from academic and research institutions and non-government organisations. Partnerships consisting of academic, government and non-government organisations are strongly encouraged, as this promotes and facilitates knowledge transfer and provides better opportunities for research findings to inform policy and practice.

This grants round will support the implementation of the National Plan and reflect the priorities of the Third Action Plan of the National Plan. National Priority Areas for attention in the Third Action Plan are:

  1. Prevention and early intervention.
  2.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children.
  3. Greater support and choice.
  4. Sexual violence.
  5. Responding to children living with violence.
  6. Keeping perpetrators accountable across all systems.

Applications will not be accepted after 5pm AEDT 31 March 2017.

More information on the Grant here

Local: http://anrows.org.au/research-program/grants/current-grants
Date: Jan/19/2017 - Mar/31/2017
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from 26/Jan to 17/Mar

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change - Orlando, FL, 18-20 April 2017

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) organizes its annual conference from April 18 -20, 2017. It will focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. This three-day conference will bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others.

Registration are opened until March 17th.

More information here.

Date: Jan/26/2017 - Mar/17/2017
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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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A Call to Men LiveRespect on Campus: Preventing Sexual Assault in High Schools, Colleges and Universities

LOVEISRESPECT on campus: preventing sexual assault in high school and college will provide education and prevention strategies on engaging young men to reduce sexual assault while promoting healthy respectful manhood. 
This is a two day educational training event for high schools, colleges and universities. 

Who should attend?

  • High school and college administrators
  • Educators 
  • Athletic directors
  • Coaches
  • Youth workers
  • Social service providers
  • Student leaders
  • Greek and fraternal organizations
  • Mend's and women's organizations
  • Advocacy community

Event Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017, 12:00PM- Friday, March 03, 2017
Information and registration here.

Date: Mar/02/2017 - Mar/03/2017
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from 03/Mar to 03/May

Amnesty International Survey - Violence against Women Online

Amnesty International is investigating the human rights implications of online violence and harassment against women on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit.

They are looking for stories from women who have experienced violent threats and harassment online specifically related to their gender as well as any other intersecting forms of identity (e.g. race, sexual orientation, religion, gender expression). They want to know how online abuse made women feel and how women dealt with it - did you block users, report to police or companies, get offline, stop posting about certain content? They also want to know what the response was if you reported the online abuse to the police or to the social media companies directly. 

Complete the survey here.

Local: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YGBB35Z
Date: Mar/03/2017 - May/03/2017
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from 08/Mar to 17/Mar

Call for proposals: Regional study on the intersections between Violence against Women and Violence against Children

In a context where efforts to address VAW and VAC have evolved in distinct streams with occasional tensions between the two communities of practice, the study will set out the existing state of play on policies and programmes on VAW and VAC in the region.

This will include an analysis of areas where specialised approaches are required, and those areas where greater convergence is necessary. This will not be a study limited to an academic audience, but rather we hope the recommendations will be used to influence policy and programming. Key recommendations emerging from the regional study will serve as a platform to initiate a proposed VAW-VAC Stakeholder Dialogue to take place in during the 16 Days of Activism’ in Nov/Dec 2017. The study will include a number of case studies in 3-5 selected countries, where policies, services and prevention programmes will be analysed in some detail. This will require some light country office support for the institutional service providers eventually selected for this exercise.

Response deadline 10:00 am (Bangkok time) on 17 March 2017

More information here.

Local: https://www.unicef.org/supply/index_94919.html
Date: Mar/08/2017 - Mar/17/2017
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How Do We Connect the Dots? Local Approaches to Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence - Web Conference 15th March

This webinar will address the question of "What does addressing shared risk and protective factors look like and why should we be concerned with Connecting the Dots?" This web conference will reference the research, while expanding the conversation about local and state strategies that prevent sexual and domestic violence among other forms of violence concurrently.

Date: 15 March - EST 2pm-3:30pm

Registration and more information here.

Local: http://www.preventconnect.org/2017/02/how-do-we-connect-the-dots-local-approaches-to-preventing-multiple-forms-of-violence/
Date: Mar/08/2017 - Mar/15/2017
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2nd annual Youth Forum – UN CSW 61, 11-12 March 2017, New York, USA

The Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) is critical opportunity for young people and adolescents in all their diversities to convene in advance of the official opening of CSW to amplify their common concerns and advocacy efforts.

The Youth Forum is a safe space for young people, particularly young women and girls, to openly, and strategically discuss the challenges and opportunities in their local, national, regional and global contexts in accelerating progress to achieve gender equality and sustainable development.

More information and to register click here
Local: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-forum-at-csw61-tickets-30500484771
Date: Mar/11/2017 - Mar/12/2017
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from 13/Mar to 24/Mar

CSW61 (2017) - Commission on the Status of Women

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017.Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. 

Themes to be adressed during the session:

  • Priority theme: "Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work"
  • Review theme: "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)"
  • Emerging issue/Focus area: "The empowerment of indigenous" 

Find more information on:

Local: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017#sthash.MhFXwqY7.dpuf
Date: Mar/13/2017 - Mar/24/2017
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from 15/Mar to 01/Apr

Grant's for Journalists - Underreported Women's Stories

The International Media Women's Foundation (IMWF) is providing grants that average $5,000 USD for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics. The grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Funding will be awarded in August, December, and April.

For more information, or to submit an application, click here

The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women.

Local: https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/58104
Date: Mar/15/2017 - Apr/01/2017
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from 30/Mar to 18/Apr

Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: April 18, 2017 - Washington DC

The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) invite you to participate in their Development Marketplace Award Ceremony event:

The Development Marketplace for Innovation on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention will award 10 teams from around the world for the innovative work they lead on the prevention of GBV. 

Come and meet award winners, who will discuss their work during the ceremony, with the participation of World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and the World Bank Group Regional Vice Presidents.

A short reception will follow to enable attendees to meet with winners after the event.

Date:  April 18, 2017, 2:30-4:00p.m. (ET)

Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC


Date: Mar/30/2017 - Apr/18/2017
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from 30/Mar to 27/Apr

Linking Public Health and Activism to Prevent Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence - Conference 26-27 April (Virginia)

The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance – in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Social Services -  offers a two-day conference focused on the primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence. The theme for this 5th installment of the Building Healthy Futures conference series is Linking Public Health & Activism to Prevent Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence. This conference will showcase innovative prevention projects, activist organizing, and movement strategies that work to shift our culture and empower young people and communities to end violence.  

National trainers will address a range of topics focused on best practices and innovations in public health, primary prevention, and movement building work. Ground-breaking Virginia-based prevention initiatives will also be highlighted. 

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00AM - Thursday, April 27, 2017

More information and registration here.


Date: Mar/30/2017 - Apr/27/2017
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Call for evidence: participatory approaches to children and young people’s involvement in research and consultation addressing sexual violence

The International Centre (IC): researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking (University of Bedfordshire) in partnership with Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) are undertaking an international review of evidence relating to participatory methodologies used in research and consultation relating to sexual violence involving children and young people.

They are seeking  assistance and  information about documents and/or related materials on participatory work with children and young people in research or consultation on sexual violence (or related subjects). This may include journal articles, conference papers or presentations, research reports, project reports, evaluations, websites and existing guides or toolkits - any resources providing examples of relevant methodologies and related insights. They are interested in material from low, medium and high income settings. All evidence included in the review will be fully cited.

Deadline: 30th April 2017

More information here

Date: Mar/30/2017
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from 30/Mar to 01/Sep

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Internet and Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents

The goal of this special issue of the Canadian Review of Sociology is to publish high quality texts analyzing sexual violence against children and adolescents committed through Internet (or related information and communication technologies), as well as social, moral and political aspects associated to these crimes.

In this respect, they are looking for: 1) empirically based research on sexual violence against children and adolescents (resulting from online ethnographies, interviews, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data from police, etc.); 2) texts that discuss social, moral and political processes related to this topic; 3) debates and polemics on issues directly related to sexual violence against children and adolescents such as the age of consent, sexuality and autonomy, etc.

Papers should be sent through the Canadian Review of Sociology website https://www.csa-scs.ca/canadian-review/. Deadline: September 1st, 2017

More information here

Date: Mar/30/2017 - Sep/01/2017
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from 30/Mar to 30/May

Call for applications: MENTOR-VIP

MENTOR-VIP is a global injury and violence prevention mentoring programme. It has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts. Mentoring allows for skills development through exchange of experience between a more skilled or experienced person and a person seeking to develop those skills. 

More information and application here.

Date: Mar/30/2017 - May/30/2017
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from 31/Mar to 25/May

Conference on Crimes Against Women - May 22-25, 2017 - Dallas

The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women. 

The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim's advocacy, therapy, probation/parole, campus safety and medicine who work directly with victims of crime. 

Date : May 22-25, 2017 - Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, Texas

More information here.

Local: http://www.conferencecaw.org/
Date: Mar/31/2017 - May/25/2017
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from 31/Mar to 09/May

4th Annual Summit: Global Female Leaders 2017 : 7-9 May 2017, Berlin, Germany

The Global Female Leaders Summit brings together high-achieving leaders from all over the world. It gives focus to new ways of thinking and presents aspects we think we already understand from a new and unfamiliar perspective. This summit enables women to start a dialogue; women who shape their societies and their organisations – women who make their mark.

The Global Female Leaders Summit covers a wide range of aspects, from the vital questions of the world economy to initiatives which demonstrate exemplary actions in times of crisis. It directs attention to new markets and fields of action for companies and regions, enables the joint exploration of visions and strategies, and extends the boundaries of previous knowledge.

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (All day)

More information here.

Local: http://www.global-leaders-summits.com/summit/global-female-leaders/about
Date: Mar/31/2017 - May/09/2017
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from 01/Jun to 21/Mar

International Women & Law Enforcement Conference Global Networks: Local Law Enforcement, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and the Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP), supported by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) are delighted to host the 2017 International Women & Law Enforcement Conference.

For the first time, this global event will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.  The chosen theme “Global Networks: Local Law Enforcement” was selected to highlight the importance of partnerships and celebrate the cooperation between law enforcement agencies and the community around the globe.

Date: 17-21 September 2017

More information and registration here

Date: Jun/01/2017 - Mar/21/2017
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