[Svrilist] Save the Date: SVRI Forum 2009, 8-11th March 2009

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon May 5 09:25:25 SAST 2008

Save the Date!


SVRI Forum 2009: research for advocacy and interventions to end sexual


Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-11th March 2009


This global event will bring together 200 participants working on sexual
violence as researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers,
service providers, survivors and others. The three day event includes:


*	Keynote and breakout sessions on the latest research and debates
on: preventing sexual violence; responding to sexual violence; and
global advocacy on sexual violence 
*	A dialogue between activists, researchers, funders and policy
makers on collaboration and partnerships 
*	An analysis of current advances in health sector responses to
sexual violence 
*	Sexual violence research, ethics and advocacy skills building

The conference is being organised by the Sexual Violence Research
Initiative (SVRI). The SVRI is a global initiative that promotes and
disseminates policy relevant, action-oriented research to reduce and
respond to sexual violence through: identifying gaps; building capacity;
supporting research; raising awareness; and building partnerships.  We
are building an experienced and committed network of researchers, policy
makers, activists and donors to ensure that the many aspects of sexual
violence are addressed from different disciplinary and cultural
perspectives. For more details on SVRI visit www.svri.org

SVRI Forum 2009 Themes


Preventing sexual violence: sexual violence is fuelled by global gender
inequities -how can we use research to better understand the social and
cultural context of sexual violence and develop interventions to build
gender equity and challenge gender norms of male entitlement to sexual
power and control over women?


Responding to sexual violence: survivors of sexual violence need high
quality multi-sectoral responses - how can we use research to define
appropriate and effective responses that meet survivors' needs?


Global advocacy: sexual violence continues to be a stigmatised issue in
many circles - how can we use research to place the issue under the
global and national policy spotlight and ensure it is given the
recognition and attention it deserves by policy makers and funders?


In order to enable participation from developing countries a number of
bursaries will be made available. Bursaries will cover conference fee
package (travel, accommodation, meals and registration).  A call for
abstracts will be issued in September 2008.  For more details email
svri at mrc.ac.za





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