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Tuesday - 15 September
09:00 – 11:00

OPENING PLENARY Venue: Auditorium
Welcome and opening
Chair: Claudia Garcia-Moreno, World Health Organization
Keynote speakers:

  • Prof Rashida Manjoo
  • Shereen El Feki
  • Noura Bittar Søborg
    Performance by the Bokamoso Youth Foundation Performing Arts Program
11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break
Poster session: Health and violence

Parallel session I  - Venue: Auditorium
Conflict, post-conflict and emergencies: Community responses

Chair: Jeannie Annan, International Rescue Committee
Building capacity to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies
Sarah Martin, Erin Kenney, Micah Williams and Beth Vann
Recovering from childhood sexual abuse in conflict and post conflict settings: Experiences of survivors in Gulu District, northern Uganda
Agatha Kafuko and William Muhumuza
A force to be reckoned with: Community-based women’s organizations as sustainable and empowered service providers for survivors of gender-based violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Katie Robinette, Tamah Murfet, Pamela Mallinga, Elizabeth Graybill and Marie-Honorine Ciribagula
Transformative reparations for sexual violence crimes in conflict settings: Initial findings from Cambodia, South Africa, Rwanda and the International Criminal Court
Emily Waller, Louise Chappell, Andrea Durbach, Sarah Williams and Emma Palmer
Research into gender based violence against sexual minorities during the Cambodian conflict
Kasumi Nakagawa

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session II - Venue: Simonsberg room
Parenting and families in east and southern Africa
Chair: Godfrey Siu, Child Health and Development Centre, Makerere University
The promise of early booksharing in preventing the development of aggression in children in South Africa
Mark Tomlinson, Peter Cooper and Lynne Murray
Preventing child maltreatment and child conduct problems in South Africa: A randomised controlled trial of the Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme
Catherine L. Ward, Jamie M. Lachman, Lucie D. Cluver, Frances Gardner, Judy Hutchings, Inge Wessels and Wim Delva
Skilful Parenting: Changing social norms and behaviour related to child abuse
Beatrice Ogutu and Christine Omitto
Windows of intervention opportunity for working with couples in the antenatal and early postpartum period
Tamaryn Crankshaw, Lewinsohn R, Gibbs A, Butler L.M, Tomlinson M and Smit J
The effectiveness of a parent-teenager relationship strengthening programme in South Africa
Nwabisa Shai, Pinky Mahlangu, Anik Gevers and Rachel Jewkes
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session III - Venue: Helderberg room
Sex work: Epidemiology and responses

Chair: Laura Chiang, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
All in the name of love: Involving sex workers and their intimate partners in research related to love, violence and power in intimate relationships using participatory tools in Karnataka, India
Parinita Bhattacharjee, Raghavendra T, Mahesh Doddamane, Sapna Nair and Shajy Isac
Economic vulnerability, drug use, and experiences of sexual violence among female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico
Elizabeth Reed, Jay G Silverman, Maria Gudelia Rangel Gomez, Brooke S West, and Kimberly C Brouwer
Child sexual abuse and other development threats: Risk factors for early adolescent entry to sex work along the Mexico-US border region
Argentina Servin, Kimberly C Brouwer, Leah Gordon, Shira Goldenberg, Hugo Staines-Orozco, Carlos Magis-Rodriguez and Jay G Sliverman
Gender-based violence among female sex workers in Cameroon: Links with HIV risk, and barriers to health care and access to justice
Michele Decker, Carrie Lyons, Iliassou Mfochive Njindam, Ubald Tamoufe and Stefan Baral
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session IV - Venue: Stellenberg room

Chair: Christina Pallito, World Health Organization
Single and multiple perpetrator rape perpetration in rural South Africa: Understanding causation through modelling factors associated with prevalent and incident cases and pathways
Rachel Jewkes, Mzikazi Nduna, Nwabisa Jama Shai, Esnat Chirwa and Kristin Dunkle
Prevalence and risk factors for intimate partner violence among Grade eight learners in urban South Africa: Baseline results from the Skhokho Supporting Success randomised controlled trial
Simukai Shamu, Anik Gevers, Pinky Mahlangu, Nwabisa Jama Shai and Rachel Jewkes
The Nabilan Program: Innovations and challenges in ending violence against women in Timor-Leste
Xian Warner
Using a narrative intervention to shift Mozambican masculinities: Baseline data and anecdotal experience from the film O Dia dos Homens (Men’s Day)
Martha Scherzer, David Magaia, Heather Saul and Martha Silva
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session V - Venue: Historic Old Wine Cellar
Special session: Seeing how it works - Transnational dialogue on the use of the visual and digital media in girl-led ‘from the ground up’ policy making to addressing sexual violence

Organiser: Claudia Mitchell, McGill University

This session will explore girls’ safety and security and how the policy and programmatic landscape need to be transformed. In particular, it will look at how participatory visual work with girls can contribute to policy dialogue.

Seeing how it works: Transnational dialogue on the use of the visual and digital media in girl-led ’from the ground up’ policy making to addressing sexual violence
Claudia Mitchell
Community- Stakeholder buy-in
Ruth Mokoatle

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00  Poster session: Prevalence of sexual and intimate partner violence across contexts
14:00 – 14:30 Poster session: Tools and methods
Parallel session I   - Venue: Auditorium
Violence against children and adolescents

Chair: Michelle Maloney-Kitts, Together for Girls
Should we tackle violence against women and children together? Findings on the interconnections between violence against women and children from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific
Emma Fulu, Stephanie Miedema, Tim Roselli, Edward Ko Ling Chan and Rachel Jewkes
Developing guidance for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation
Lorraine Radford and Clara Sommarin
The Optimus Study South Africa: A national study of child sexual victimization
Patrick Burton, Catherine Ward, Lillian Artz and Lezanne Leoschut
Intimate and non-intimate partner sexual violence: Perspectives of adolescent in Rajasthan, India
Rajib Acharya
Vulnerability of minors’ to sexual violence in Nairobi slums
Juliette Letanneux, William Hennequin, Jane IRUNGU, Juma Mukabane and Patricia Kahn
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel session II - Venue: Simonsberg room
Men and masculinities
Chair: Alessandra Guedes, PAHO/WHO
Why do some women in Viet Nam experience more violence by husbands than others: Risk factors associated with violence by husbands from a cross-sectional national study
Henrica A.F.M. Jansen, Thi Viet Nga Nguyen and Hoang Tu Anh
The merits and challenges of applying social norms theory to gender based violence prevention programming
Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala, Theresa Hwang, Leigh Stefanik, Zainab Ibrahim and Aliya Firozi
Baseline findings from a randomized controlled trial of a gender-transformative program to engage men as equitable and involved fathers in maternal, newborn and child health and violence prevention in Rwanda
Ruti Levtov and Kate Doyle
Risk factors for perpetration of intimate partner violence over two years of follow-up in a cohort of young South African men
Kristin Dunkle, Rachel Jewkes, Esnat Chirwa and Nwabisa Jama Shai
14:30 – 16:00

Parallel session III - Venue: Helderberg room
Special session: The Vision Workshop: 3 keys to accelerating your impact while maintaining self-care practices
Organiser: Stephanie Tanny, certified life coach, activist, and international speaker
This dynamic session brings in the latest innovations and tools from the personal development field in order to increase and scale up effective programmes that stop and prevent sexual violence while maintaining a healthy balance of self-care and work life harmony.


14:30 – 16:00 Parallel session IV - Venue: Stellenberg room
Conflict, post-conflict and emergencies: Tools and methods
Chair: Gary Barker, Promundo
Integrating gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian action: The new Gender-Based Violence Guidelines
Mendy Marsh, Erin Patrick, Erin Kenny and Jeanne Ward
Estimating the population size for women with sexual violence related pregnancies in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Lisa Johnston, Katherine R. McLaughlin, Shada A. Rouhani and Susan Bartels
It’s just a really complex situation: Reflections from the field on contextual realities of research and programming with adolescent girls and their caregivers in refugee camps in Ethiopia
Asham Assazenew, Amy Neiman, Tizita Tekletsadik, Carmen Lowry and Lyndsay Stark
Encouraging self-care for gender-based violence in emergencies specialists: Rhetoric vs. reality
Lina Abirafeh and Sarah Martin
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel session V - Venue: Historic Old Wine Cellar
Trafficking, transactional sex and sexual exploitation
Chair: Catherine Maternowska, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Child marriage, partner violence, and other overlapping deprivations of women’s agency
Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Sarah Twigg, Julieth Santa Maria, Lucia Hanmer, Tazeen Hasan and Jeni Klugman
Moving to the mines: Exploring gendered experiences associated with migration to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s mines
Beth Maclin, Jocelyn Kelly, Rachel Perks and Phuong Pham
Sexual exploitation and discrimination in artisanal mining towns in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Jocelyn Kelly, Rachel Perks, Beth Maclin, Phuong Pham
Do children in domestic servitude experience more violence? Results from the Violence Against Children Survey, Haiti, 2012
Leah K. Gilbert, A. Reza, J. Mercy, V. Lea, J. Lee, L. Xu, M. Hast, J. Vertefeuille, L. Marcelin and J. Domercant
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
Poster session:   Men and masculinities
16:30 – 18:00   Parallel session I - Venue: Auditorium
Understanding violence against children
Chair: Dipak Naker, Raising Voices
Violence in the classroom: Using qualitative methods to inform a randomised control trial on impact of a school-based intervention to decrease violence used by children and increase resiliency - overview of the “What Works” initiative in Pakistan
Rozina Karmaliani, McFarlane J, Khuwaja H.M, Ali T.S, Gulzar S, Asad N, Shaheen Z and Jewkes R
Drivers of violence affecting children in Italy: Between domestic violence and the sex industry
Erika Bernacchi, Bianchi D, Fabris A, Pregliasco R and Zelano M
Bully victimization among young adolescents in the Western Cape: Does frequency of victimization make a difference?
Loraine Townsend, Catherine Mathews, Matthijs Eggers, Hein de Vries, Petrus de Vries and Mariette Momberg
Making a difference at the front line: Teacher education and sexual violence prevention and response
James Lees and Pierre Brouard
16:30 – 18:00

Parallel session II Venue: Simonsberg room
Special session: Integrating culture into interventions to prevent gender-based violence
Organisers: Vandana Sharma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shelley Lees, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Jennifer Scott, Harvard Medical School
This interactive session will focus on generating dialogue and compiling collective expertise on best practices for integrating culture into gender-based violence prevention interventions.

Introduction: Integrating culture into interventions to prevent GBV
Vandana Sharma, Jennifer Scott and Shelley Lees
Systematic mapping of gender-based violence interventions and cultural factors
Jennifer Scott
Coffee Talk: An IPV intervention delivered via the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Vandana Sharma

16:30 – 18:00 Parallel session III - Venue: Helderberg room
Sexual and gender-based violence in South Africa
Chair: Manuel Contreras, Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University
“It sucks”: Post-rape care and the micro-politics of institutions
Lisa Vetten
Strengthening responses for child sexual abuse: The evaluation of a residential therapeutic programme in South Africa
Taryn van Niekerk, Shanaaz Mathews, Lizette Berry and Lucy Jamieson
Rape adjudication and prosecution study in South Africa: A national attrition study
Rachel Jewkes and Mercilene Machisa
Trapped in the violence: Vulnerable alcohol and drug using women in Pretoria
Jacqueline Ndirangu, Wendee Wechsberg, William Zule and Irene Doherty
16:30 – 18:00 Parallel session IV - Venue: Stellenberg room
Health and violence
Chair: Seri Wendoh, International Planned Parenthood Federation
Lifetime sexual violence and later worries about childbirth and the baby’s health – a Norwegian population based cohort study
Lena Henriksen, Berit Schei and Mirjam Lukasse
Intimate partner violence and its associations with mental health among pregnant women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Heidi Stöckl, Bathsheba Mahenge, Samuel Likindikoki and Jessie Mbwambo
Gender-based violence and correlates in underprivileged tea plantation sectors of Sri Lanka
Muzrif Munas, Berit Schei, Ragnhild Lund and Kumudu Wijewardena
Implications of severe polyvictimization for the mental and cardiometabolic health of intimate partner violence survivors
Cari Jo Clark, Jamie Morrissette, Angela Lewis-Dmello, Hannah Michel, Deena Anders and Rachael A Spencer
16:30 – 18:00

Parallel session V - Venue: Historic Old Wine Cellar
Special session: Strengthening health services to deliver care and prevention: New tools from the World Health Organization for addressing intimate partner and sexual violence
Organiser: Claudia Garcia-Moreno, World Health Organization and Alessandra Guedes, Pan American Health Organization
This session will describe the latest research and evidence-based tools produced by the World Health Organization to strengthen prevention and response to violence against women.


17:00 - 18:00 Satellite session 2 - Venue: Amphitheatre board room 2
The role of faith communities in prevention and response to sexual and gender based violence, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities
17:00 - 18:00 Satellite session 3 - Venue: Amphitheatre board room 1
Making networks work: Lessons from the Region, Population Council, SGBV Networks Project and SVRI
19:00 – 22:00 Launch - Venue: Auditorium
The 2nd GBV 5-Minute Science Fair and the Communications X-Change, The Global Women’s Institute



Wednesday - 16 September
08:00 – 17:00 Conference registration
09:00 – 11:00 PLENARY SESSION II - Venue: Auditorium
Chair: Manisha Metha, Wellspring Advisors

Impact of an integrated intervention (SAFE) on spousal violence against women and girls in slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ruchira Tabassum Naved, Sanjida Akhter Mourin, Tabassum
The Good Schools study
Karen Devries, Louise Knight, Nambusi Kyegombe, Liz Allen, Jo Sturgess, Rebecca Jones, Jennifer Child, Charlotte Watts, Diana Elbourne, Jenny Parkes, Eddy Walakira, Dipak Naker, Janet Nakuti, Angel Mirembe
Preventing violence against children at school: A systemic response to an entrenched problem
Dipak Naker
Promising findings from the Pigs for Peace Livestock Microfinance Program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Twelve and 18-month outcomes
Nancy Glass, Perrin N, Kohli A, Mpanano M.R and the Pigs for Peace Team
The effects of the PREPARE school-based HIV and intimate partner violence prevention programme on adolescent sexual risk behaviour and intimate partner violence: Cluster randomized controlled trial
Catherine Mathews, Eggers S.M, Townsend L.J, Aarø L.E, de Vries P.J, Mason-Jones A.J, De Koker P, McClinton Appollis T, Koech J, Mtshizana Y, Wubs A and De Vries H

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break
Poster session: Violence against children and adolescents
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session I - Venue: Auditorium
Using research to influence policy
Chair: Manuela Colombini, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
How to translate survey data into action: Lessons from Together For Girls countries utilizing data to drive prevention and response to violence against children
Anna Maembe
Using qualitative methods to inform practice: Integrating gender and gender based violence prevention into community-based HIV prevention programs
Mary Ellen Duke, Hayley Bryant, Miguel Chibete, Conselho Cristao and Candida Quintano
Domestic violence against women in Viet Nam: From evidence to action
Nguyen Thi Viet Nga and Phan Thu Hien
Rolling out sexual gender based violence service provision to all the districts of Zimbabwe within the national multisectoral victim friendly system and using the best practice 3-tier training model
Virginia Iliff, Margaret Borok, Magna Kurangwa and Veldah Mushangwe
Strengthening and integrating national policies on alcohol, gender based violence and infectious diseases
Dudley Tarlton, Vladimir Poznyak, Tilly Sellers and Benjamin Ofosu-Koranteng
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session II - Venue: Simonsberg room
HIV and violence
Chair: Claire Mathonsi, HIV/AIDS Alliance
Forms of intimate partner violence and associated HIV risk and vulnerability among women in sex work in Karnataka, India
Prakash Javalkar, Shajy Isac, Raghavendra T, Chaitanya Research Committee, Tara S Beattie, Lori Heise and Parinita Bhattacharjee
Violence against men who have sex with men in Cameroon: Correlates with HIV risk, infection and access to health services and justice
Michele Decker, Carrie Lyons, Serge Billong, Ubald Tamoufe and Stefan Baral
Effects of partner violence on adherence to HIV care and treatment markers among women in Baltimore City
Jocelyn Anderson, Jacqueline Campbell and Nancy Glass
Intimate partner violence and adherence to HIV care and treatment among women: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Abigail Hatcher, Elizabeth Smout, Janet Turan, Nicola Christofides and Heidi Stockl
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session III - Venue: Helderberg room
Violence against children and adolescents in schools
Chair: Naeemah Abrahams, South African Medical Research Council
Sexual abuse: An ethical dilemma of autonomy vs. beneficence and role of health professionals in school setting
Saleema Gulzar and Rozina Karmaliani
Sexual harassment in schools: A Swedish sexual harassment lawsuit through the eyes of an expert witness
Katja Gillander Gådin and Nan Stein
Developing valid measures of parent-child relationships in Uganda, combining emic and etic constructs
Flavia Zalwango, Daniel Wight, Godfrey Siu, Jonathan Levin and Janet Seeley
Surveying adolescents about abuse and intimate partner violence in schools: Perceived benefits, harms and regrets
Tracy McClinton Appollis, Sander Matthijs Eggers, Petrus J de Vries, Hein de Vries, Crick Lund and Cathy Mathews
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session IV - Venue: Stellenberg room
Conflict, post-conflict and emergencies: Prevention
Chair: Michal Avni, USAID
The making of REAL Fathers: Involving men in violence prevention
Kim Ashburn, Dickens Ojamgue, Denis Eluk and Rebecka Lundgren
Exploring Liberia’s post-conflict efforts to combat sexual gender-based violence
Gianina Pellegrini
“Where can we buy the medicine that healed your husband of using violence?”
Benoit Ruratotoye, Aloys Mahwa and Henny Slegh
Inside the Lord’s Resistance Army: Voices from combatants
Jocelyn Kelly, Beth Maclin, Chloe Auletta-Young
Intimate partner violence in displaced populations: Drivers and recommendations for the humanitarian community
Kathryn Falb, Rebecca Horn, Christine Apio, Ruth Kimaathi, Elsa Friis, Karin Wachter, Leora Ward and Eve Puffer
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel session V - Venue: Historic Old Wine Cellar
Prevention interventions
Chair: Amy Bank, Puntos de Encuentro
Using social norms perspectives in sexual violence prevention with conflict affected communities: The Communities Care Program
Mendy Marsh
Formal versus informal help: Impact of SAFE on help seeking by physically abused women in Dhaka slums
Kausar Parvin, Tabassum Rahman and Ruchira Tabassum Naved
Change starts at home: Preventing violence against women and girls in Nepal
Gemma Ferguson, Binita Shrestha, Rachael Spencer, Jhumka Gupta and Cari Jo Clark
What gay, bisexual and transgender youth say about prevention of gender- based violence: Amplifying voices through participatory research
Danielle Roth, Mark Dasco, Mara Quesada and Jessica Izquierdo
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Poster session: Interventions
14:00 – 14:30 Poster session: Trafficking, sexual exploitation and violence against vulnerable groups
  Parallel session I Venue: Auditorium
Faith-based initiatives
Chair: Shereen El Feki, Writer, broadcaster and academic
Scoping study on the role of faith communities in prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence: Implications for policy and practice
Elisabet Le Roux
Engaging with faith groups to prevent violence against women and girls in conflict-affected communities: A three-year tracking of 15 communities in the Orientale Province, DRC (initial findings)
Elisabet Le Roux, Uwezo Lele and Maggie Sandilands
Transforming masculinities: An evidence-based approach to work with faith communities on gender and masculinities
Prabu Deepan
Child sexual abuse and the church as service provider
Stella Potgieter and Emmanuel Gabriel
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel session II - Venue: Simonsberg room
Special Session – Violence Against Women and Girls – The Lancet Special Series
Organiser: Diana Arango, World Bank Group
This session will present the main findings of each paper included in The Lancet Special Series on Violence against Women and Girls, and will engage in a discussion on the various themes presented with authors from each of the articles.
Prevention of violence against women and girls: What does the evidence say?
Mary Ellsberg, Diana J. Arango, Matthew Morton, Floriza Gennari, Sveinung Kiplesund, Manuel Contreras and Charlotte Watts
Addressing violence against women: A call to action
Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Cathy Zimmerman, Alison Morris-Gehring, Lori Heise, Avni Amin, Naeemah Abrahams, Oswaldo Montoya, Padma Bhate-Deosthali, Nduku Kilonzo and Charlotte Watts
Prevention of violence against women and girls: Lessons from practice
Lori Michau, Jessica Stern, Amy Bank, Mallika Dutt and Cathy Zimmerman
From work with men and boys to changes of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations: a conceptual shift in prevention of violence against women and girls
Rachel Jewkes, Michael Flood and James Lang

14:30 – 16:00
Parallel session III - Venue: Helderberg room
Mental health
Chair: Chi-Chi Undie, Population Council
Provision of psychosocial services to men and boys as a means of primary prevention of gender based violence in Sri Lanka
Kamani Jinadasa and V. Jayasuriya-Illesinghe

A qualitative assessment of psychosocial consequences of sexual violence related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Jennifer Scott, Shada Rouhani, Colleen Mullen, Philipp Kuwert, Ashley Greiner, Katherine Albutt, Gillian Burkhardt, Monica Onyango, Michael VanRooyen and Susan Bartels
Common Threads: A psycho-therapeutic group intervention for the long- term consequences of sexual violence
Rachel Cohen
Early trauma in the chain of risk cascade for re-offending women with posttraumatic stress disorder and HIV in Alabama
Courtenay Sprague, Bharathi Radhakrishan, Shelley Brown, Theresa Sommers and David Pantalone
The contested territory of psychological trauma and its implications for the psychological treatment of survivors of sexual abuse
Anastasia Maw
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel session IV - Venue: Stellenberg room
Understanding risk and protective factors
Chair: Mary Ellsberg, Global Women’s Institute
Effect of education on women’s experience of intimate partner violence: Universal Primary Education as a natural experiment in Malawi and Uganda
Amber Peterman, Julia Behrman and Tia Palermo
Violent experiences in childhood and men’s perpetration of intimate partner violence as a young adult: A multi-stage cluster survey in Malawi
Kristin VanderEnde, James Mercy, Mary Shawa, Nankali Maksud, Brendan Ross, Juliette Lee, Sundeep Gupta, Nellie Wadonda-Kabondo and Susan Hillis
Intimate partner violence against women in Myanmar: Findings from a qualitative study in Yangon and Mawlamyine
Stephanie Miedema, San Shwe and Aye Thiri Kyaw
Household gender roles: Rethinking what works in preventing intimate partner violence
Sophie Namy, Lori Michau, Tina Musuya, Janet Nakuti, Nambusi Kyegombe and Tanya Abramsky
The use of patriarchy and a sense of entitlement in justifying gender-based violence including sexual abuse of young children
Kgauhelo Lekalakala
14:30 – 16:00   Parallel session V - Venue: Historic Old Wine Cellar
Prevention interventions
Chair: Mark Tomlinson, Stellenbosch University
The Maisha Trial: Study design and the prevalence of physical and sexual violence at baseline
Saidi Kapiga, Gerry Mshana, Daniel Pilger, Sheila Harvey, Christian Hansen, Ramadhan Hashim, Grace Mtolela, Shelley Lees and Charlotte Watts
Understanding the everyday lives and experiences of intimate partner violence of women participating in a microfinance programme in North West Tanzania
Shelley Lees, Gerry Mshana, Veronica Selestine, Kija Nyalali, Saidi Kapiga, and Charlotte Watts
Violence against children in Cape Town, South Africa: Developing an understanding of the underlying determinants of violence
Shanaaz Mathews, Rajen Govender, Guy Lamb, Lauren Baerecke and Catherine Ward
Reducing secondary distress in violence researchers: A randomised trial of the effectiveness of group debriefings
Heidi Grundlingh, Louise Knight , Dipak Naker and Karen Devries
16:00 – 16:30  Coffee break
Poster session: Health and justice
16:30 – 18:00

Parallel session I - Venue: Simonsberg room
Primary prevention in East Africa
Chair: Elizabeth Dartnall, Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Lessons learned from building capacity for sexual and intimate partner violence primary prevention research and intervention development in East Africa
Elizabeth Dartnall and Anik Gevers
Men’s involvement in a parenting programme for reduction of gender-based violence and child maltreatment: Formative evaluation in Uganda
Godfrey Siu

Safe Schools: Evidence to inform a holistic primary prevention intervention in Kenya
Carolyne Ajema, Karanja Muraya, Robinson Karuga, Ndindi Mutisya, Wanjiru Mukoma, Lina Digolo and Millicent Kiruki
Developing/adapting a school based sexual and dating violence prevention intervention in Nairobi, Kenya
Tom Omwenga, Philomena Mwaura, Mathew Tarus, Purity Mwaura and Carol Plummer
Experiences of gender-based violence for learners, parents and teachers in Tanzanian schools
Lusajo Kajula

16:30 – 18:00 Parallel session II - Venue: Helderberg room
Care and support
Chair: Yandisa Sikweyiya, South African Medical Research Council
One size fits all: Standardised provision of care for survivors of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict contexts in sub-Saharan Africa
Ann van Haver, Rafael Van den Bergh, Katherine Tayler-Smith, Jerlie Loko Roka, Rony Zachariah, Marcel Manzi, Vincent Lambert, Emmanuel Lampaert, Lucien Masangu, Derick MuishaBaroki, Jean Paul Basimuoneye, Didier Amudiandroy Moke, Luke Bawo, and Eva De Plecker
The Tathmini gender based violence study: Results of an evaluation of the impact of comprehensive gender-based violence programming in Mbeya Region, Tanzania
Susan Settergren, Megan Dunbar, Lusajo Kajula, Hussein Kamugisha, Felix Kisanga, Jessie Mbwambo, Stella Mujaya and Wasima Rida
Women’s perceptions of the role of health services in preventing and addressing intimate partner violence following HIV disclosure
Manuela Colombini, Susannah Mayhew, Jackie Kivunaga and Charity Ndwiga
Evidence-based models for global policy decisions: Outcomes for abused women and their children two years following a shelter stay compared to use of justice services
Judith McFarlane, Brenda Binder, Nina Fredland, John Maddoux, Rene Paulson and Jackie Pennings
Gender-based violence screening: Acceptability and feasibility in primary health care in humanitarian settings
Sanni Bundgaard, Sophie Wanjiku, Geoffrey Luttah and Mark Ijjo
16:30 – 18:00 Parallel session III - Venue: Stellenberg room
Special session: Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls across development sectors: Initiate, integrate, innovate
Organiser: Jennifer McCleary-Sills, International Center for Research on Women, Diana Arango, World Bank Group and Manuel Contreras, Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University
This session will introduce the audience to a new online resource guide that aims to improve the linkages between stand-alone violence prevention activities and broader development initiatives.
16:30 – 18:00 Parallel session IV - Venue: Historic Old Wine Cellar
Addressing violence in people with disabilities
Chair: Ruchira Naved, ICDDR,B
Sexual and reproductive health and disability: Needs, risks and capacities of refugees with disabilities in Kenya, Nepal and Uganda
Mihoko Tanabe, Yusrah Nagujjah, Nirmal Rimal, Florah Bukania and Sandra Krause
Child participation to confront sexual violence against children with disabilities: Experience of Handicap International in Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya through research and programming
Sofia Hedjam, Sarah Rizk and Elie Sabuwanka
Gender-based violence against women with physical and sensory disabilities in Cape Town, South Africa
Ingrid van der Heijden, Naeemah Abrahams and Jane Harries
“I see that it is possible”: Gaps and opportunities for disability inclusion in gender-based violence programs in humanitarian settings
Emma Pearce and Elizabeth Sherwood
16:30 – 18:00 Parallel session V - Venue: Amphitheatre board room 2
Extended definitions of gender-based violence
Chair: James Lang, United Nations Development Programme
Catalyzing multi-sectoral collaborations in the prevention of early marriage and female genital mutilation in Ethiopia: The experience of Integrated Family Health Program
Heran Abebe Tadesse
Processes of change among men engaged in the abandonment of female genital mutilation and circumcision (FGM-C) in Kembatta Zone, Ethiopia
Erin Stern and Althea Anderson
Mind the gap: Obstetric violence in Colombo district, Sri Lanka
Dinusha Chamanie, Jennifer Infanti, Ragnhild Lund, Berit Schei, Kumudu Wijewardene, on behalf of the ADVANCE study team
A step towards violence free healthcare settings in Pakistan
Somani R, Karmaliani R, McFarlane J, Asad N and Hirani S. Presented by Hussain Maqbool
17:00 – 18:00 Satellite session 4 - Venue: Amphitheatre board room 1
National Guidelines and Standards for Support to Rape Survivors, NACOSA
18:30 – 19:30 Launch - Venue: Simonsberg
Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action, The Inter-agency Reference Group for the revised Gender-based Violence Guidelines
19:30 – 23:00 CONFERENCE DINNER Venue: Auditorium


Thursday - 17 September
  Special Session I - Venue: Auditorium
The What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls initiative
Organiser: Emma Fulu, Independent consultant
In this session, What Works will share the latest lessons learned from the field on refining, adapting and implementing violence prevention interventions in low income settings, including in conflict and humanitarian settings.
What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls? Global programme
Rachel Jewkes
Changing normative beliefs to reduce partner violence
Charlotte Watts and Tanya Abramsky
Research uptake: what is it and what works?
Emma Fulu
What do we need to know about VAWG in conflict and humanitarian settings? Capturing prevalence, forms and trends of VAWG in conflict?
Mary Ellsberg
Measuring the social and economic costs of VAWG
Jennifer McCleary-Sills
  Special Session II - Venue: Stellenberg room
Drivers of violence: The Multi Country Study of Violence Affecting Children
Organiser: Catherine Maternowska, UNICEF
This session will provide an overview of the multi-country study, followed by a discussion of what is meant by ‘drivers of violence’. As Stage 1 of the study draws to a close, findings and other emerging evidence will be shared.
Understanding what drives violence: How process creates outcomes
Catherine Maternowska
The violence prevention research process: Italy
Department of Equal Opportunities, Prime Minister’s Office
The violence prevention research process: Peru
Fernando Bolaños
The violence prevention research process: Viet Nam
Department of Child Care and Protection, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs
The violence prevention research process: Zimbabwe
Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare (MoPSLSW), Department of Child Welfare and Probation Services (DCWPS), Zimbabwe Statistical Agency ZIMSTAT and UNICEF-Zimbabwe
  Special Session III - Venue: Simonsberg room
The challenges and hopes of interventions around gender equality and intimate partner violence prevention
Organiser: Andrew Gibbs, HEARD
This special session draws together a unique range of researchers who have developed, implemented and evaluated a range of interventions that have all sought to build gender equitable relationships and reduce intimate partner violence.
Facilitators: Between a rock and a hard place
Andrew Gibbs
The challenges of evaluating and delivering SASA!
Nambusi Kyegombe
Unintended consequences of working on sexuality education with young people with disabilities: Experiences from the Breaking the Silence project
Jill Hannas-Hancock
The challenges and opportunities for developing and implementing gender transformative prevention interventions
Nwabisa Jama-Shai
Politics and processes of conceptualising a space for intervention within the antenatal and postnatal settingTamaryn Crankshaw

Special Session IV - Venue: Helderberg room
The Power to Prevent – Oxfam’s use of innovative, participatory strategies to change negative social norms that perpetuate VAWG/GBV in Bangladesh, China, Solomon Islands, Guatemala, and Pakistan
Organiser: Laura Haylock, Oxfam VAWG/GBV Knowledge Hub
In this session, Oxfam’s emerging global Theory of Change on changing negative social norms that perpetuate violence against women/gender-based violence will be explored.
The Power To Prevent –Oxfam’s use of innovative, participatory strategies to change negative social norms that perpetuate VAWG/GBV in Bangladesh, China, Solomon Islands, Guatemala and Pakistan
Monica Bau, Doreen Fernando, Conor Molloy, CHUNG, Lai Shan, Saleema Munir and Laura Haylock
Pop culture with a purpose: Edutainment – Violence against women. A Bangladesh case study
Combining knowledge and thoughts to prevent and eradicate violence against indigenous women in Guatemala
Gender theatre: Deconstructing and reconstructing social norms in China 
Standing Together Against Violence (STAV) Program: Solomon Islands
Ending violence against women: Political leadership model

  Special Session V - Venue: Historic Old Wine Cellar
What is “gender based violence”? And why does it matter?
Organiser: Jeanne Ward, Independent consultant
This session aims to raise the audience’s awareness of, and encourage dialogue about the unresolved question of what is meant by ‘Gender-Based Violence’ (and, in turn, Gender-Based Violence programming), with the goal of ensuring anti-violence efforts are grounded in a sound conceptual understanding of violence perpetration and prevention.
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 PLENARY SESSION III Venue: Auditorium
Economic empowerment interventions for the prevention of violence against women and children
Organisers: Tia Palermo and Amber Peterman, UNICEF Office of Research, Innocenti
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? A mixed methods study on the causal mechanisms/pathways between a cash and in-kind food transfer programme and decreased intimate partner violence
Ana Maria Buller, Melissa Hidrobo, Amber Peterman and Lori Heise
The impact of a Conditional Cash Transfer study (HPTN 068) and a Community Mobilization intervention on experiences of intimate partner violence: Findings from Mpumalanga, South Africa
Audrey Pettifor, Catherine MacPhail, Sheri A. Lippman, Amanda Selin, F. Xavier Gómez Olivé, James P Hughes, Jing Wang, Ann Gottert, Suzanne Maman, Aimée Julien, Stephanie M. DeLong, Dean Peacock, Dumisani Rebombo, Kathleen Kahn and the HPTN 068 Study Team
Women’s entrepreneurship and intimate partner violence: A cluster randomized trial of microenterprise assistance and partner participation in post-conflict Uganda
Eric P. Green, Christopher Blattman, Julian Jamison and Jeannie Annan
13:00 – 13:30 PLENARY SESSION VI      Venue: Auditorium
Closing session
Chair: Alessandra Guedes, Pan American Health Organization
Prize Giving
Rachel Jewkes, South African Medical Research Council
Final remarks and closing
Claudia Garcia-Moreno, World Health Organization



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