June, 6

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 01/Apr to 09/Sep

II European Conference on Domestic Violence: 6-9 September, Porto, Portugal

The II European Conference on Domestic Violence will bring together researchers, academics, doctoral students, practitioners, and policy makers, and is designed to:

  1. Connect research and intervention within the field of domestic violence
  2. Exchange knowledge, good practices and methodologies which best contribute to the protection of victims and to the eradication of domestic and gender violence
  3. Share scientific results which inform the construction of social and legal policies regarding domestic and gender violence
  4. Promote networking among professionals and experts in this field
  5. Develop research and practice networks, methods and tools on preventing and combatting domestic violence. 

More information and registration here.

Date: Apr/01/2017 - Sep/09/2017
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from 18/Apr to 18/Jul

International Conference on Cybercrime: Cybercrime Research, Policy and Practice: the Collaboration Imperative, 16-18 July 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Australian Institute of Criminology and the Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society will host the 5th International Conference on Cybercrime and Computer Forensics (ICCCF) at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach on 16-18 July 2017.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Cybercrime Research, Policy and Practice: the Collaboration Imperative.’

The massive increase in technological developments in personal computing, smart phone and wireless devices in recent years has created significant challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. This important conference will explore the expansion of technology-enabled crimes and how collaboration can inform technological, legal and policy responses internationally.

The conference will feature influential speakers from government, academia and industry.\

More information and registration here.

Date: Apr/18/2017 - Jul/18/2017
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from 26/Apr to 07/Jul

Call for Submissions: Every Hour Matters Challenge - 7th July

Positive Action Challenges, in collaboration with Together for Girls and Positive Action for Girls and Women (PAGW) is seeking innovative solutions to remove barriers to post-rape care in resource limited settings, with particular applicability in DREAMS countries (Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe). Proven or innovative solutions may be submitted for consideration.

Challenge statement: Identify a solution that increases awareness about the critical post-rape care timelines related to post-exposure prophylaxis (72 hours) and emergency contraception (120 hours) and leads to a significant increase in up-take of post-rape care services. Solutions must demonstrate an understanding of the availability of post-rape care services in the local context/healthcare systems targeted, and must be able to demonstrate an increase in uptake of services in these contexts.

Challenge Close: Concept deadline: May 31, Full Application deadline: July 7

More information and application here.

Local: https://www.positiveactionchallenges.com/challenges/every-hour-matters.html
Date: Apr/26/2017 - Jul/07/2017
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from 26/Apr to 09/Jun

Call for applications: SASA! Start course - Prevention VAW and HIV (5th-9th June)

The SASA! Start phase course will take place in Kampala from June 5th – 9th, 2017. The course will explore ways to mobilize communities to prevent violence against women and HIV. 

The fee for the SASA! Start course is $600. Some financial support may be available for community based and national organizations.

More information and application here.

Local: http://raisingvoices.org/activism/institutional/#tabs-212-0-2
Date: Apr/26/2017 - Jun/09/2017
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from 28/Apr to 28/Sep

National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence - 28 September, San Francisco

Drawing over 1,000 attendees, the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence features innovative practices and the latest research in the field of health and domestic & sexual violence.

More information and registration here.

Date: Apr/28/2017 - Sep/28/2017
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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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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 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 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 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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from 01/Jun to 17/Jul

2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women (17 July)

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Each year, the Victorian Honour Roll celebrates 20 exceptional women who have made a significant and lasting contribution to their communities. The awards are looking for nominations from women across all industries and fields of endeavour, including women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal communities, women with a disability and young, regional and rural women.

If you know an extraordinary woman who deservesrecognition for her contribution, leadership and achievements, please nominate her for the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Nominations close 5pm Monday 17 July, 2017. 

More information here.

Local: http://www.vic.gov.au/women/women-s-leadership/victorian-honour-roll-of-women.html
Date: Jun/01/2017 - Jul/17/2017
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from 01/Jun to 28/Jun

Webinar: Community accountability for safety – Building capacity to make sexual and domestic violence a community responsibility (28 June)

This web conference will explore the role of strong social networks, inclusion and community accountability in sexual and domestic violence prevention and highlight innovative local efforts. 

More information here. 

Local: http://www.preventconnect.org/2017/05/community-accountability-for-safety-building-capacity-to-make-sexual-and-domestic-violence-a-community-responsibility/
Date: Jun/01/2017 - Jun/28/2017
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from 01/Jun to 19/Jun

WHO Webinar: Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV (19 June)

WHO SEARO (South-East Asia Regional Office) and WHO WPRO (Western Pacific Regional Office) with Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) would like to invite you to an upcoming webinar on the WHO Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV.

More information here.

Local: http://www.svri.org/events/webinar-consolidated-guideline-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights-women-living-hiv
Date: Jun/01/2017 - Jun/19/2017
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from 01/Jun to 07/Jul

Call for Applications: The PBF Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative #GYPI (7 July)

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund’s (PBF) is seeking applications for its Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative #GYPI 2017 with an aim to support the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality and recognize the role of young people as central to the relevance and effectiveness of PBF’s overall peacebuilding portfolio.

More information here.

Local: https://www.pbfgypi.org/
Date: Jun/01/2017 - Jul/07/2017
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from 01/Jun to 15/Jun

Digital landscaping survey: Learning about the linkages between intimate partner violence and family planning (15th June)

Passages Project has developed this short survey to collect information on the linkages between intimate partner violence (IPV) and family planning (FP) outcomes, the social and gender norms that influence that relationship, and promising approaches addressing both. Through this survey, they are interested in learning about your personal experiences and your organization’s experiences regarding: 
1. The relationship between IPV and FP; 
2. The influence of social and gender norms on the relationship between IPV and FP; 
3. Implementing, scaling up and evaluating interventions addressing FP and IPV, including normative interventions, and; 
4. Your insights, information, and literature recommendations on the above-mentioned topics. 
The survey is available online, at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FP-IPV-links. All responses will be confidential and it will take participants 20 minutes to complete the survey. All responses should be completed by 15 June 2017. 

Local: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FP-IPV-links
Date: Jun/01/2017 - Jun/15/2017
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from 01/Jun to 07/Sep

National Victims of Crime Conference 2017 (6-7 September)

The 2017 National Victims of Crime Conference: - Victims' Voices – Reform, Innovation and Action will be themed around exploring effective ways of giving victims and survivors a voice in addressing their diverse needs and how their experiences are influencing and reforming innovative service and policy responses.

Date: 6 - 7 September 2017

Venue: Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Cnr Grey St and Russell St, South Brisbane 4101

More information here.

Local: https://www.griffith.edu.au/criminology-law/griffith-criminology-institute/national-victims-of-crime-conference-2017
Date: Jun/01/2017 - Sep/07/2017
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