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Episode Three of The Sexual Violence Research Podcast released today: Meet The Global Shared Research Agenda

December 7, 2021 4:53 pm | Published by Cedovip

Candid conversations with grantees, researchers and SVRI members about the work they are doing to free the world of violence against women and violence against children.

This third episode of the new The Sexual Violence Research Podcast [1] explores the need for more focused research into violence prevention and the creation of the world’s first Global Shared Research Agenda.

Co-hosts SVRI Executive Director Elizabeth Dartnall and SVRI Grants Manager and Capacity Strengthening Specialist, Angelica Pino talk to Tesmerelna Atsbeha, a senior programme officer on the women’s rights team at the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, Tina Musuya, the then executive director of The Center for Domestic Violence Prevention in
Uganda, and Emma Fulu, founder and executive director of The Equality Institute.

The Global Shared Research Agenda is the result of two years of evidence informed dialogues and discussion about what are the research gaps and priorities for working on violence against women. It has set research priorities for the next five years for fair, effective and relevant research on violence against women in low and middle-income countries. A critical piece of work ensuring precious funding for research in this field is not misdirected.

The other two podcast episodes include:

Starting Young, which discusses the importance of beginning violence prevention interventions at a young age. More than 50% of children have experienced some form of sexual, physical or emotional abuse or neglect in their lifetime. The wide-ranging and lifelong consequences of witnessing or experiencing violence in childhood can be profound. In
Starting Young the SVRI co-hosts talk about the research projects that are working to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by building positive and healthy family relationships. Hear from guests Dr Catherine Ward [2], clinical psychologist and research professor at the University of Cape Town, Gary Barker [3], CEO and founder of Promundo, and  Professor Godfrey Siu [4] from the Child Health and Development Centre at Makerere University.

The first podcast episode was focused on Engaging Men, and discussed the importance of engaging men in violence prevention interventions with guests Phiona Koyiet from World Vision and Laxman Belbase, global co-director of the MenEngage Alliance.

The Sexual Violence Research Podcast can be found on the major podcast platforms, Apple [5] and Spotify [6] as well as at [1].

“At The SVRI we are dedicated to promoting research on violence against women and violence against children and to generating empirical data that ensures these manifestations of violence are recognised as human rights violations and as a priority public health problem,” says Elizabeth Dartnall, Executive Director, SVRI. “We do this by building an
experienced and committed network of researchers, policy makers, activists and donors to ensure that the many aspects of gender-based violence are addressed from the perspective of different disciplines and cultures. By providing new and different ways to engage with new knowledge emanating from our grantee partners we are working to ensure research is used to inform policy and practice. We embrace myriad ways to communicate this work and these voices and so to be able to offer a new platform for them to delve into the issues they are grappling with day in day out is extremely welcome, and so we are delighted to be able to share these treasured conversations with the world.”

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