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In Nepal, violence against women is reaching epidemic proportions. A recent national survey by the Nepali government showed a staggering 48% of women had experienced some form of gender-based violence (GBV) at some point in their lifetime, and over a quarter had experienced GBV in the past 12 months. Geeta Pradhan, VSO’s head of programming for gender and inclusive governance…
Thursday 11 January 2018 UN Women are inviting people to attend a civil society virtual consultation for both the East and Southern Africa + Central and West Africa region on the Spotlight Initiative, a new global initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls. The consultation will take place…
What Works hosted a public learning event at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on Wednesday 6 December 2017 . As part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign, Dr Giulia Ferrari (LSHTM) welcomed the participants . The event was chaired by Ms. Alice Kerr-Wilson (Social Development Direct). Following an opening by DFID UK's Emily Esplen,  Social Development Adviser…
An article in NewsDeeply’s Women and Girls site on violence against women and girls in the DRC, features interview with Tearfund’s Maggie Sandliands in relation to their recent survey of more than 700 people in conflict-affected Ituri province, northeastern DRC, which revealed that the most prevalent form of violence reported in the region was intimate partner violence, with 68.8 percent…
Find out on Wed 6 Dec 2017 at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 10am GMT The What Works to prevent Violence against women and girls global programme (What Works), funded by UKAID has been conducting rigorous research for the last three years on primary prevention and complementary responses to ensure that fewer women and girls in the global…
Marat Yu, Manager, BSR, who leads BSR’s HERproject programmes in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Pakistan as well as overseeing HERrespect, the gender-based violence pillar of HERproject, is published in The Dhaka Tribune as part of the 16 Days of Activism. Marat’s article focuses on intimate partner violence in the workplace. Marat writes;  "the recent surfacing of numerous sexual harassment allegations —…
Don’t miss webinar on 1 Dec 2017, on how to work with children and young people in participatory research and sexual violence The ‘Being Heard’ project, a collaboration between the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking’ (IC), University of Bedfordshire, is working to promote the ethical, meaningful and participatory involvement…
Keep an eye on our website for blogs and news from our grantees, and every day across the 16 Days, we will be publishing a new impact story of change, stories from people whose lives has been positively impacted through the work we are doing in the field. You can also follow our twitter feed @WhatWorksVAWG and keep an eye…
The article online now says… the HERrespect project, which promotes positive gender relations through awareness and skill building, is currently being rolled out at its Orient Craft Factory in Chopanki – a site that produces intricate lace and embellished pieces. The programme is already making an emotional impact. ‘I feel empowered and less afraid to communicate with my husband as…
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