from 26/Jan to 31/May

Call for Papers: Women and Extreme Violence - 31 May 2017

Violence and Gender, the journal focusing on the understanding, prediction, and prevention of acts of violence, is seeking high quality research on the topic of "women and extreme violence" to publish in the winter issue of 2017.

They are seeking high-quality research articles, perspectives, reviews, and commentaries on the following topics related to women and violence such as:

  • Women involved in extreme violence including homicide, kidnapping, and sexual abuse
  • Incentives of female offenders in criminal behavior
  • Women assisting in extreme violence — terrorism, mass shootings, etc.
  • Women who commit violent sex offense including rape and sexual assault
  • The behaviors of female offenders — do they commit violent crimes alone or with others?
  • Age and demographic of violent female offenders
  • Victims of female offenders — whom do women tend to attack?

Deadline for manuscript submission: May 31, 2017

More information here

Date: Jan/26/2017 - May/31/2017
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from 26/Jan to 22/May


The Paraguayan Center for Population Studies (CEPEP) organizes an international seminar on partner violence studies. Discussions and area of debate for this seminar include but not limited to:

-Aspects and processes of partner violence that have consequences on the health of women;

-Individual, dyadic and social factors that operate in partner violence,

-Mechanisms through which partner violence affects sexual and reproductive health

-Health service needs for women with partner violence.

The Center is calling for paper to be sent before 22nd May 2017.

The seminar will take place on 26th June 2017.

More information here (in Spanish only).

Date: Jan/26/2017 - May/22/2017
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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 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 11/Apr to 19/May

Special Rapporteur Call - Impact of fundamentalism & extremism on cultural rights of women - 19th May

The United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Ms. Karima Bennoune, is inviting all relevant stakeholders to contribute to a consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women.

Please send submissions electronically no later than 19 May 2017 to srculturalrights@ohchr.org, using the email title: “Submission to study on impact of fundamentalism and extremism on women’s cultural rights”. 

More information on the call here.

Local: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/CulturalRights/Pages/Callsubmissions2017GAreport.aspx
Date: Apr/11/2017 - May/19/2017
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from 26/Apr to 22/May

Call for applications: Research Fellowship – LINEA II Initiative (before 22nd May)

The Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) within the Department of Global Heath at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow for the LINEA II initiative. This is an exciting opportunity within a vibrant multidisciplinary group with an international research portfolio, of which LINEA II is a key component. The Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) focuses on intervention-based research on the extent, causes and consequences of gender-based violence.

Closing date for applications: 22 May 2017.

More information here.


Date: Apr/26/2017 - May/22/2017
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from 27/Apr to 19/May

Call for nominations: 2017 global freedom exchange program for anti-trafficking women leaders (before May 19)

Vital Voices Global Partnership, Hilton Worldwide, and Heineken welcome submissions for participants in an upcoming leadership development and networking program, the Global Freedom Exchange Program for Anti-Trafficking Leaders. In an effort to support women leaders in their work to combat human trafficking and enable them to realize their full leadership potential, the Global Freedom Exchange (GFE) invests in, mentors, and strengthens the capacity of women leaders on the forefront of global efforts to prevent and respond to sex trafficking.

The program is a two-week experiential, interactive leadership development and networking program that will be held from September 25th– October 6th, 2017 in Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX. They are currently accepting applications from emerging and established women leaders who have demonstrated an interest in and ability to mentor other women and girls and to engage in a broader network of women leaders. The program will cover the costs of travel, accommodations, and meals throughout the course of the two-week exchange for the selected group of fellows.

The online application will be open until 11:59 PM (EST) on May 19, 2017.

More information and application here.

Local: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3390380/2017-Global-Freedom-Exchange-Nomination-Application-Form
Date: Apr/27/2017 - May/19/2017
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from 27/Apr to 02/May

Webinar: ‘preparing for SASA!’, 2 May 2017

Raising Voices and CEDOVIP are pleased to announce a new course and webinar to introduce, and prepare organizations for implementing, SASA!

This webinar will introduce the four core principles of SASA! provide information on the practicalities of implementing, and give suggestions on how to budget and write proposals for SASA! programming.

The webinar will take place on May 2nd, 2017 at 3pm, East African time.

To sign up for the webinar please email your name, name of your organization, position held and contact details to learningcenter@raisingvoices.org.

More information here.

Local: http://raisingvoices.org/activism/institutional/#tabs-212-0-2
Date: Apr/27/2017 - May/02/2017
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from 27/Apr to 31/May

Webinar: Healthy masculinities - Mobilizing men and boys to foster positive gender norms, 31 May 2017

This web conference will explore strategies to mobilize men and boys in prevention, referencing the evidence base and on-the-ground work including Coaching Boys Into Men and other innovative community efforts. Learn from practitioners already building alliances with men and bring your ideas as we critique patriarchal norms and explore opportunities to promote healthy masculinities.


  • Explore what is meant by gender norms and masculinities
  • Discuss why engaging men and boys can help counter harmful aspects of gender norms that contribute to sexual and domestic violence.
  • Learn from local work to engage men and boys in sexual and domestic violence prevention
  • Engage in a candid discussion on challenges and considerations in promoting healthy masculinities in the context of patriarchal norms

EASTERN (EST/EDT)2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

More information here.

Local: http://www.preventconnect.org/2017/04/healthy-masculinities-mobilizing-men-and-boys-to-foster-positive-gender-norms/
Date: Apr/27/2017 - May/31/2017
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from 27/Apr to 17/May

Web Conference - National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010-2012 State Report: Implications for Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has released a report from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) that includes national and state-level findings from data collected from 2010-2012 on sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking.  In the web conference, CDC will describe the findings of the report. We will then explore the implications for prevention of domestic violence and sexual violence.

Date: WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017 

Time: EASTERN (EST/EDT)2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

More information here.

Date: Apr/27/2017 - May/17/2017
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from 11/May to 28/May

Call for proposals to partner with the kNOwVAWdata initiative - UN Women Asia and Pacific

UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO) would like to thank all institutions that submitted Expressions of Interest to implement our regional initiative to strengthen regional and national capacities to measure violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.

For the next stage of the process, shortlisted institutions are invited to submit a full proposal as per the attached template. In addition, institutions that did not submit an Expression of Interest but that may wish to submit a full proposal are also eligible to apply.

The deadline for submission of full proposal is 5pm Bangkok time on 28 May 2017 at apro.office@unfpa.org.  

More information here.

Local: http://asiapacific.unfpa.org/en/submission/knowvawdata-invitation-proposal
Date: May/11/2017 - May/28/2017
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from 16/May to 31/May

Call for Papers on Transgender Violence - 31st May

Violence and Gender is seeking high quality research on the topic of violence involving transgender individuals to publish in the winter issue of 2017. The issue will provide a broad overview of the current state of affairs on a national and international scale.

The journal will consider Research Articles, Reviews, Perspectives, and Commentaries on the on the following topics:

  1. Transgender persons and self-harm
  2. Transgender persons in other vulnerable populations (i.e. refugees or homeless persons)
  3. Barriers to seeking help among transgender victims of violence
  4. Hate crimes targeting transgender people
  5. All topics related to violence against transgender individuals

More information here.


Local: http://www.svri.org/news/call-papers-transgender-violence#.WRlcBEGAcpY.twitter
Date: May/16/2017 - May/31/2017
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from 16/May to 15/Jun

Call for Contributions - Gender and Development Journal - Sexualities 15th June

The Gender and Development Journal is seeking contributions which draw on first-hand experience and research of work in development and humanitarian contexts, especially focusing on the global South/fragile or conflictaffected countries. 

G&D is a unique journal, providing a forum for debate – and a tool for influencing – for development policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and women’s rights activists. It is published for Oxfam by Routledge/Taylor and Francis. G&D is currently read in over 90 countries.

Deadline 15th June

More information here.

Local: http://www.genderanddevelopment.org/files/Vol%2026%20No%201%20Sexualities%20Call%20for%20Contributions%20FINAL.pdf
Date: May/16/2017 - Jun/15/2017
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from 16/May to 08/Jun

Seminar on “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the intersection of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research – Experiences from Africa and Europe

The Academic Seminar on  “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the intersection of qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research – Experiences from Africa and Europe”, will take place in Brussels, on June 8 and 9 2017.  The aim of the seminar is to discuss the added value of research in the campaign towards abandoning FGM, the do’s and don’ts and propose recommendations for researching FGM/C. Academics and professionals from Europe and Africa will present papers on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research on FGM/C

Dates 8-9 June 2017

More information and registration here 

Local: http://www.vub.ac.be/en/events/2017/seminar-on-female-genital-mutilationcutting-at-the-intersection-of-qualitative
Date: May/16/2017 - Jun/08/2017
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16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22

Call for Evidence: Review of participatory tools addressing GBV against women and girls - 22nd May

Centre for Gender and Global Health Fellows Dr Jenevieve Mannell and Dr Geordan Shannon, and DB Peru, have recently been awarded a grant from the World Bank and Sexual Violence Research Initiative  to undertake a participatory action research program to explore the processes that Amazonian communities use to address gender-based violence. The project will begin formally in November 2017.

As part of this project, the researchers are undertaking an international review of evidence relating to participatory methodologies used to engage communities in preventing gender-based violence against women and girls. They would be grateful if you could forward them information about documents and/or related materials on participatory work in research or consultation on gender-based violence on women and girls (or related subjects). 

Deadline : 22 May 2017

Local: http://www.svri.org/news/call-evidence-review-participatory-tools-addressing-gbv-against-women-and-girls#.WRA2YVKWAso.facebook
Date: May/16/2017 - May/22/2017
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from 17/May to 02/Jun

Rapid Re-Housing/Housing First: Innovative Practices (Webinar) 2nd June

Participants will leave this webinar understanding the basics of a “Housing First” approach. The webinar will examine how new approaches employed by a growing number of victim services programs can support safe and stable housing for survivors of domestic violence and explore how modifications to the Rapid Re-housing model can boost its effectiveness with survivors. It also highlight a successful example of a statewide effort to increase safe housing for survivors in rural, urban and tribal communities.  This webinar could be particularly interesting for programs who participate/want to participate in their CoCs, particularly in anticipation of the HUD NOFA release.

More information and registration here.

Local: http://www.nrcdv.org/ta-training/
Date: May/17/2017 - Jun/02/2017
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from 17/May to 05/Jun

Survivor Safety and Coordinated Entry Systems (Webinar) 5th June

Participants will leave this webinar understanding the importance of safety/safety planning considerations in Coordinated Entry Systems for domestic and sexual violence survivors. 

Registration here.

Local: http://www.nrcdv.org/ta-training/
Date: May/17/2017 - Jun/05/2017
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from 23/May to 31/Jul

Introduction to Men’s Behaviour Change - Courses - Victoria, Australia

In response to the increasing demand for men’s behaviour change practitioners in Victoria, NTV/MRS will be delivering a number of Introduction to Men’s Behaviour Change short courses throughout Victoria in 2017-18.

The short course aims to introduce those already working in or wishing to work in the men’s behaviour change field, to the specialised work of men’s behaviour change programs. The course will provide the fundamental knowledge and skills for family violence practitioners to commence working as a men’s behaviour change practitioner.

More information on the dates of the courses and registration here.

Local: http://www.ntvmrs.org.au/training-resources/training/
Date: May/23/2017 - Jul/31/2017
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from 23/May to 22/Jun

Domestic Violence Alert Training - Australia (21 & 22 June)

Lifeline and inTouch are offering domestic violence Alert training for frontline workers supporting multicultural communities on 21 & 22 June, 8.45am – 5.00pm.  Training will be held in the Fountain View Room (rear) at the City of Whittlesea, Civic Centre 25 Ferres Blvd South MorangThe training fee is waived for health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline workers.  Where necessary, Lifeline will also cover reasonable costs of participants requiring travel, accommodation and staff backfill.  

More information here.

Local: http://www.dvalert.org.au/
Date: May/23/2017 - Jun/22/2017
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from 23/May to 02/Jun

Nominations for the 2017 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (2nd June)

Nominations for the 2017 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA) are now open (closing 19 May). These awards recognise and reward good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.

More information here.

Local: http://www.aic.gov.au/crime_community/acvpa.html
Date: May/23/2017 - Jun/02/2017
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from 23/May to 12/Jun

Nominations for the Top 50 Women Public Sector Women - Victoria, Australia (12th June)

Nominations for the Top 50 Women Public Sector Women (Victoria) list are now open (closing June 12). The list will shine a spotlight on exceptional leaders, highlighting their work and creating role models for other females in the sector.

Further information and nomination forms are available here.

Local: http://www.publicsectorwomen.com.au/
Date: May/23/2017 - Jun/12/2017
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from 23/May to 05/Jun

'Gamification for Humanitarian Learning' - Online Free Course (5th June- 2nd July 2017)

On 5th June 2017, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy will launch its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 'Gamification for Humanitarian Learning', in partnership with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO).  

This course is an innovative online laboratory aimed at identifying humanitarian challenges and training people to solve them through on and offline games. The course is four weeks long, and is suitable for learners of all abilities. 

Registration is now open, it’s completely free to take part, 

More information here.

Local: https://kayaconnect.org/course/info.php?id=557
Date: May/23/2017 - Jun/05/2017
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from 26/May to 27/Jun

Webinar - Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan (27 June)

In May 2017, CDC released Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices to help states and communities sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) and its consequences across the lifespan.

This web conference will explore how the technical package can support prevention program decision-making, identify resources to support prevention practice, and examine potential sectors to involve in prevention efforts.

Date: 27 june (ESTEARN 2:00-3:30PM)

More information here.

Local: http://www.preventconnect.org/2017/05/preventing-intimate-partner-violence-across-the-lifespan-a-technical-package-of-programs-policies-and-practices/
Date: May/26/2017 - Jun/27/2017
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from 26/May to 07/Jul

Seminar - Understanding and Responding to Forced Marriage - London (7th July)

This seminar will provide an overview on particular forms of domestic violence such as forced marriage, 'honour'-based violence, transnational marriage abandonment and dowry violence. It will examine the specificities of these forms of violence as well as the commonalities between these manifestations of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and other more ‘mainstream’ forms of VAWG in order to understand the common socio-cultural roots of such violences. It will explore the impact on South Asian women in the UK in particular, though the implications for other communities will also be addressed.

Reserved by 23rd June 

More information here

Local: https://www.beds.ac.uk/research-ref/iasr/mrc/events/7-jul-2017
Date: May/26/2017 - Jul/07/2017
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from 26/May to 06/Jun

Women Girls Speak Up and Stay Safe: Media & Mobiles NYC (June 6)

Please RSVP now to join Vodafone Americas Foundation and Internews, in partnership with Technology Salon NYC, for a lively conversation about empowering women and girls with tools to make their voices heard, all around the world, in ways that keep them safe and secure. 

Covered questions:

  • What are some of the barriers to online expression that girls and women face in different contexts? What strategies and tactics are they using to overcome these barriers?
  • How can media organizations purposefully support safe, dynamic and relevant spaces for girls and women to speak up and speak out? What are the benefits, challenges and implications of doing so?
  • Are there times when stronger women and girls’ participation generates greater media engagement and revenue? How can we build on this while balancing the desire for increased numbers with gender parity, political and/or development goals?
  • Should we be engaging men and boys in this conversation? How and why (or why not)?

More information here.

Local: http://mailchi.mp/technologysalon/please-rsvp-now-women-and-girls-speak-up-and-stay-safe-with-media-and-mobiles
Date: May/26/2017 - Jun/06/2017
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from 30/May to 17/Jul

UNESCO Forum: Cracking the Code :Girls' Education in STEM - Bangkok (28-30 August)

UNESCO's first international symposium and policy forum on girls' education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will examine girls' disadvantage in STEM studies and careers worldwide, and what the education sector can do to address gender gaps in STEM. 
It will provide space to share and discuss the factors that impact on girls' participation and achievement in STEM fields, and good practice worldwide.

You can submit proposal before 5th June. 

More information here.

Local: https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/girls-education-stem-bangkok-2017-concept-note-en.pdf
Date: May/30/2017 - Jul/17/2017
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