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This is urgent Please apply before 31st-

Here is the correct link- Sorry I was not able to attach it here in the right way. Please apply before deadline on 31st to attend this very important forum.

Save the date: 10 - 13 October 2011
Sexual Violence Research InitiativeSVRI Forum 2011: Moving the agenda forward

Abstract submission is now open

Travel and conference grants (pdf format, 66 kb)

There has never been a better time to work and impact on sexual violence. Globally, a number of important international campaigns are actively shining a spotlight on sexual violence as a gross human rights violation, a weapon of war and a profound public health issue. The UN Secretary General has launched a campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women. By 2015, UNiTE aims to achieve the adoption and implementation of multi-sectoral national actions plans to address violence against women in all countries in the world. There is a clear need to build an evidence base on what is effective and what the research agenda should be to inform such programmes and to prevent sexual violence. In 2009, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative held its first international conference on evidence based approaches for sexual violence, with emphasis on developing countries. People from around the world came together to debate, discuss and share new ideas and innovations for research on sexual violence. An important output of the SVRI Forum 2009 was the identification of some key research priorities. Building on the research priorities identified at this event, the SVRI would like to invite researchers, policy makers, funders, survivors, gender activists, service providers and others to network, share ideas and exciting strategies, and to feed into important international campaigns currently underway to prevent and respond to sexual violence globally.

Key conference themes are:

Primary Prevention (including Community Based Interventions);
Responding to Sexual Violence: Models of Care; and
Conflict and Crisis.

For more information on the Forum or the SVRI please email or visit

Oak Foundation

Medical Research Council
GBV Prevention Network

Partners for prevention

Men Engage

Thank you all and all the best!

Much love,


philo Ikonya Gacheri's picture

oh Auma!

Dear Auma,

Jambo Cafe!

Please keep going and do not give up! You call on me so often and am so honoured to now try and keep up with you!
My sister, things can get hard! Let us keep on working! How did this go?

"Communication is the real work of leadership" Nitin Nohria

Purity's picture


Hi Dear,

Sorry av kept quiet for sooo long. I am happy to learn that you are very active in empowering fellow women to stand up and take the lead no matter what.
Thank you also for all the informative information.
Cheers and Kudos for the good work.

Auma's picture

Hey Purity!

I have been thinking of you lately, and especially now that AWID is drawing near! How have you been? I lost your number so could not reach you...

Please rejuvenate yourself here!


Okeny-Lucia's picture

Hello AUMA

Am Lucia and a nurse midwife having been brought up in Kibera and Pumwani.I am equally excited to be a part of Jambo Cafe.Please keep me informed of gender forums and research article that need to be presented.I live in Nairobi-Kenya.I really have a lot to share with my friends and buddies in Kibera.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Auma's picture

Hey Lucy!

Great to hear from you and congratulations for the great work that you do! Let's keep in touch and get to learn from each other and of course, spread the fire! Thanks Lucia.

Warmest regards,

Okeny-Lucia's picture


Thanks AUMA,
Yesterday I was in Kakamega and Kisumu briefly for the purpose of an annual general meeting of friends church.They had called me for a talk on incest ,rape and the bill of rights in the constitution,it was exciting.The citizens of this country are yet to undersatnd the katiba.
I think Jambo Cafe can do somethig about it.
Good weekend.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Auma's picture


Sorry I addressed you as Lucy. Asante sana.


Auma's picture

Thank you for the idea!

Yes we are yet to get a proper grasp of the Katiba! Please share what you can at the Cafe! I am sure your facilitation was great, and we could learn much from it! I am also just back from a conference held in Nairobi,jointly organized by KACC and NGO Council. It was inspiring and I am yet to share this at the cafe. Please feel free to post all issues here-

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