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SVRI Annual Forum 2022

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September 19, 2022 @ 8:00 AM September 23, 2022 @ 5:00 PM EDT

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum is the largest global, abstract-driven research and advocacy conference on violence against women, violence against children, and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality. It brings together researchers, funders, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and survivors every two (to three) years to connect, learn and share.

USAID’s HEARD/ISC project is directly supporting two presentations: “The Power of Data to Action: Country Experiences and Lessons Following Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS)” and “Improving Wellbeing and Parenting Practices Among Refugees in Uganda: Effectiveness of the Journey of Life Intervention.”  

The “Power of Data to Action” presentation, given by Together for Girls, will highlight findings from the HEARD-conducted landscape analysis of country experiences with acting on VACS data. It will be delivered as part of a panel on violence against children on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. local time. From ISC’s mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) portfolio, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Uganda and Washington University in St. Louis will present on the Journey of Life intervention with a conflict-affected population living in Kiryandongo, Uganda. This is part of a panel on Parenting, Intimate Partner Violence and VAC on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2:30-4 p.m. local time.  

Other HEARD/ISC partners presenting at SVRI include: 

Universidad de los Andes 
“Violence Against Vulnerable Adolescent Mothers in Colombia: An Application of VACS in the Context of Extreme Adversity” 
Sept. 21, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

Washington University in St. Louis 
“Impacts of a Whole-family Support Program on Violence Against Girls in Emergencies” 
Sept. 20, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.  

“’I never knew that my daughter has such a sense of humor!’: Exploring the Impact of a Family-focused, Gender-transformative Intervention on Adolescent Girls’ Well-being in a Humanitarian Context” 
Sept. 20, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

“Women and Girls’ Limited Freedom During COVID-19 in Iraq”
Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

“COVID-19’s Impact on the Gender-based Violence Systems in Guatemala”
Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

“The Economic Burden of Intimate Partner Violence in Colombia”
Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

“The Economic Costs of Violence Against Women: An Evidence Appraisal” 
Sept. 22, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

End Violence Lab and University of Edinburgh
Workshop 12: “Young People & Participatory Methods”
Sept. 19, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Makerere University 
“The association between Childhood Sexual violence and low education attainment among 18-24 young people in Uganda. Evidence from the National Violence Against Children (2018)” 
Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

“Risk Factors for Sexual Violence Among 13–17-year-old Girls in Uganda: Findings From the National Violence Against Children Survey” 
Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Population Council 
“Reducing Community-wide IPV: Lessons From Gender-transformative Program in Informal Settlements” 
Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

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