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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 —…
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…
Domestic Abuse in Kenya Don’t miss this powerful documentary on the BBC World Service on domestic violence presented by celebrated journalist Claire Bolderson who reports from three different countries: Peru, Indonesia and Kenya. The first film looks at Kenya and features No Means No Worldwide with a great interview with Ujamaa’s Nancy Omondi, watch online here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csw5y2
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