16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

25 of November - 10 December 2015, Multiple locations

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. The list of participating organisations and calendar of events can be found here.

Join via Twitter: @16DaysCampaing

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

25th of November

Project orange lights and hang orange flags onto local landmarks, tie orange ribbons where you are allowed, and organize local ‘orange marches’ on 25 November to raise awareness about violence against women and discuss solutions that would work for your community. The date of 25 November was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic, who were brutally assassinated in 1960 during the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship (1930-1961).

Join via Twitter: @SayNO_UNiTE

Trust Women Conference 2014:

17 - 18 of November 2015, London, UK

Trust Women is committed to find real solutions to empower women and to fight slavery worldwide. The annual event brings together global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers in the field of women’s rights and anti-slavery. The 2014 annual conference brought together 550 global leaders from 50 countries including Brazil, Australia, China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland.

Join via Twitter: #twc2015 or follow: @TrustWomenConf

Middlesex University Sexual Violence Conference

17 - 18 of September 2015, London, UK

The conference will bring together practitioners, policy makers and academics who work in the field of sexual violence, to share their knowledge and understanding. It  will consist of keynote lectures, symposia, individual oral papers, and poster presentations. We will host an exhibition of visual art on the theme of sexual violence, and sexual violence prevention, to provoke further thought and discussion. There will also be opportunities for networking and socialising. 

Join via Twitter: #SVconf2015

Sexual Violence Research Initiative - 4th Conference

15 - 17 of September 2015 at Stellenbosch, South Africa

SVRI Forum brings together researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers, service providers, practitioners and survivors from around the world and will showcase innovation t end sexual violence, intimate partner violence and child abuse, and strengthen responses to survivors in low and middle income countries. The SVRI Forum is a key platform for sharing research, innovation and networking. For more information visit the Forum website.

Join via Twitter: @TheSVRI

Pre-conference: SVRI Forum 2015: Innovations and Intersections

14th of September 2015 at Stellenbosch, South Africa

We encourage expressions of interest to run workshops at the Forum this year that focus on research methodology, ethics, data analysis, research uptake, use of technology to perpetrate/prevent/respond to violence and other relevant issues. 

Join via Twitter: @TheSVRI

National Sexual Assault Conference

2 - 4 September 2015 at Los Angeles, California

The National Sexual Assault Conference is a two and a half day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention.

Join via Twitter: @NSVRC

Gender-Based Violence and Innovative Technologies: Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations 

Watch recording of this event event online:

9th December 2013, Wilson Center 

The event website features video and published material that can be downloaded: Mobile technology and the internet has great potential to combat gender-based violence at a scale never before seen. Mobile phones and the internet give women mobility and freedoms – to speak to whomever they want, whenever they want – otherwise restricted in many parts of the world, and allow for crowd-sourced tools, like maps of assaults, and better reporting.

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