SVRI Forum 2022: Pre Conference Workshop
On 19 September at the SVRI Forum 2022 in Cancun, Mexico, the Coalition for Good Schools will convene a pre-conference workshop entitled “Preventing violence against children in and through schools: A unique opportunity for early and long-term gains.”
We welcome all SVRI registrants to join us for this exciting space! Practitioners, researchers, donors, international influencers and activists working to prevent violence against children in the Global South, as well as anyone who sees the opportunity we see to make the greatest impact to address VAC in and through schools is welcome!
Our aim in this workshop is to make a case alongside participants that the school is a unique entry point for the prevention of violence against children and a space to cultivate non-violent generations to come. We will highlight how school-based approaches lead to short- and long-term gains and will lead to positive outcomes in other sectors, including education and mental health.
Space is limited, so register below and save your spot today!
Lina Maria Saldarriaga
Deputy Director of Aulas en Paz
Lina is Coordinator of the Latin America Hub at the Coalition for Good Schools. Lina is a Psychologist and has a Masters in Psychology from the Universidad de los Andes and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Concordia University (Canada). She has been a professor at the Department of Psychology at the Universidad de los Andes, a consultant and researcher at the Ministry of Education, the World Bank, the International Organization for Migration, ICFES, and director of Content and Research at Red PaPaz.
She has co-directed various research projects related to these issues in Canada, the United States and Brazil, of which a significant number of scientific publications have been produced.
CEO of Breakthrough India
Sohini is an intrepid intrapreneur with 30 years experience in the social sector, a large part of it working on programmes related to women. She is passionate about gender equity, culture change, institution building, and leadership. She is currently the CEO of Breakthrough India, building sustainable scale to prevent violence against women and girls.
Prior to this, Sohini advised the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) on their India launch and worked in Ashoka Innovators for the Public for 10 years where she helped build the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship in South Asia. Sohini also co-founded a Gender Resource Centre and worked with indigenous artisans across India for a long time. She is a Ashoka University/CSIP/HBS Fellow, and has a Master’s in Literature from Jadavpur University.
Executive Director at HakiElimu
John has more than 26 years of professional experience in senior strategic management roles in local and international NGOs having worked in Tanzania, Belgium, South Africa and Zambia. Working as Director of Programme Operations at Save the Children International for 6 years, 3 years as Country Director for Student Partnership Worldwide (SPW) in Zambia and South Africa and over ten years with World Vision International in different capacities, in Tanzania and Brussels.
John is a holder of the MSc Education for Sustainability from the London South Bank University (UK), B.A. Economics from the University of Dar es salaam, PhD. Business Administration (DBA).
Epidemiologist at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Karen Devries, PhD, is a social epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. Her main research interests involve prevention of and responses to violence against children, violence against women, mental health and sexual health. Her current work includes studies in Uganda and Tanzania, as well as global modelling work on the prevalence of different forms of violence against women and children.
Karen supervises MSc and PhD students, and teaches Social Epidemiology at the LSHTM, and co-organises a short course ‘Researching Gender Based Violence: Methods and Meaning’. She has served as Co-PI on several research initiatives on the Good School Toolkit with Raising Voices.
VAC prevention should be seen as a foundational intervention in all schools. We will workshop ideas on why this hasn’t happened yet at scale, why most of
the interventions are still non-systemic, and discuss some of the challenges of addressing VAC at schools with a focus on Global South contexts.
We will discuss what we know works to prevent VAC in schools, and how
we are developing ways forward for schools in Global South. The discussion
will showcase the Coalition’s global evidence review highlighting which
approaches work and why, and will collectively carve out a way forward by
developing infrastructure for this work in the Global South, bringing in more
diverse and representative voices, building capacity of Southern practitioners,
and strengthening South to South linkages and support networks.
We will open the space with a presentation from Coalition founding members on the overall case for this focus on VAC at school using evidence based from our evidence review. We will then invite representatives from our Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia Regional Hubs to speak to and hold breakout discussions on gains and barriers in prevention of VAC at school in their respective regions, including funding, lack of evidence or uptake of evidence, and context-specific barriers to programming.
You can see a more detailed programme for the workshop below. We hope you will join us on 19th September at SVRI 2022!
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