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An evaluation of gender-based violence case management services in the Dadaab refugee camps Thursday, 1 March 20188.30–10.30 amBan Ki Moon Hall, UNHCR DMO, Dadaab Confirmed speakers:Dr Mazeda Hossain, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineMs Sheru Wanyua Muuo, Research Officer, African Population and Health Research Center
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…
NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Civil war in South Sudan is generating unseen levels of domestic violence, according to a study released today showing a reported increase in the brutality and frequency of assaults.  Tens of thousands of people have been killed and a third of the East African country’s 12 million residents have been forced to…
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…
Stacey writes; the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign began at Rutgers University in 1991 as an annual international campaign to communicate the message that gender-based violence is a violation of fundamental human rights. This campaign brings together activists, government leaders, students, academia and the private sector across the world to demand an end to gender-based violence. The…
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 —…
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