[Svrilist] Update: SVRI Forum 2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Sep 17 19:41:00 SAST 2015

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Dear SVRI List Members

Thank you for a successful SVRI Forum 2015! Highlights from this year's Forum include:

·         Cross-sectoral nature of the conference (Violence against Children, Violence against Women, Gender-based Violence, Conflict, HIV, Faith-based Initiatives)

·         Programmers and researchers presenting their work together

·         Great increase in the number, depth and quality of the Forum presentations (both oral and posters)

·         Positive vibe and energy - so many exciting launches, side events etc.

·         Space for new and emerging researchers to share their research

·         Launching pad for new innovative partnerships and work

Some statistics from the conference:

We had 40 countries, 374 attendees, 18 partners and sponsors, 112 presentations, 12 special sessions (+1), 58 posters, 9 preconference workshops, 211 workshop participants, 34 videos, 7 side events, 14 bursaries and project funded registrations.

Congratulations to the SVRI Forum Prize Winners!


Title of Presentation

Best research presentation

Karen Devries
Dipak Naker

The Good School Toolkit: Systemic approach to preventing violence against children in schools

Best research presentation

Mitima Mpanano Remy

Promising findings from the Pigs for Peace Livestock Microfinance Program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Twelve and 18-month outcomes

Runner-up research presentation

Sanni Bundgaard, Sophia Wanjiku, Geoffrey Luttah and Mark Ijjo

Feasibility and acceptability of screening for gender-based violence in health facilities in humanitarian setting. Findings from implementation among refugees in Kenya and South Sudan.

Best poster presentation

Harriet Ayikoru

Establishment of sexual violence intervention in an urban setting: Médecins Sans Frontières, Mathare project, Nairobi, Kenya

Runner-up poster presentation

Sarah Rockefeller

Sexual violence and women's health: Educating future clinicians

Best young researcher presentation

Prabu Deepan

Transforming masculinities: An evidence-based approach to work with faith communities on gender and masculinities

Runner-up young researcher presentation

Abigail Hatcher

Intimate partner violence and adherence to HIV care and treatment among women: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Most presentations from the Forum programme will be made available on the SVRI Forum website<http://www.svri.org/forum2015/> in the coming weeks.

Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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