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Caring for Boys affected by Sexual Violence

Posted By: • July 17th, 2018

Sexual violence affects boys and girls. However interventions, public attention and donor investments fail to aptly address the experiences of boys. Family for Every Child examined this critical issue of sexual violence affecting boys through its global scoping study, Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence. This study explores both sexual abuse experienced by boys, including sexual exploitation, as well as harmful sexual behaviour of boys; referred to collectively as sexual violence. Read More

Being Heard Webinar

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 5th, 2017

Involving children and young people in participatory research on sexual violence – challenges and approaches
In collaboration with the  International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking’ (IC), University of Bedfordshire (one of the RISE implementing partners) and the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls programme, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) hosted a joint webinar to share emerging findings from a scoping which was undertaken to review international evidence on youth engagement in participatory research on sexual violence. Read More

Child Abuse and Children’s Strategies to Cope With Abuse

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • January 11th, 2020

This study conducted in Turkey tries to identify which age groups from among the elementary school and secondary school students are under the risk in terms of being abused, which type of abuse is frequently experienced by the child, who are the abusers and What are the strategies used by the child abused to cope with the incidence of abuse Read More

Parenting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Abuse or Neglect

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • January 11th, 2020

Children and youth who have been abused or neglected need safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments to recover from the trauma they’ve experienced. This fact sheet is intended to help parents (birth, foster, and adoptive) and other caregivers better understand the challenges of caring for a child or youth who has experienced maltreatment and learn about available resources for support. Read More

Contested Femininity: Strategies of Resistance and Reproduction Across Adolescence in Northern Uganda

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • January 11th, 2020

Adolescent girls and young women have recently gained a central position in gender equality and development. However, little research investigates female experiences of the complex dynamics of both change and resistance to change in gender norms and structures. Drawing on the work of Bourdieu, Connell and Schippers to analyse longitudinal in-depth interviews, this paper explores how girls in northern Uganda learn, challenge and (re)produce patriarchal structures throughout the life-course and across social fields Read More

El Silencio Que Cargo: Revelando la Violencia de Género en Desplazamiento Forzado Guatemala y México

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 26th, 2019

Más de medio millón de personas desplazadas viajan al norte desde Centroamérica y a través de México cada año. Muchas de ellas sufren múltiples formas de violencia sexual y de género (VSG), que incluyen violaciones, sexo transaccional, prostitución forzada, trata con fines sexuales y agresiones sexuales. Aunque existen pocas estadísticas confiables, diferentes estudios estiman que entre el 24% y el 80% de las mujeres sufren algún tipo de violencia sexual en el camino, junto con el 5% de los hombres y el 50% de las personas gays y transgénero. Sin embargo, muy pocas personas sobrevivientes reportan el daño que han sufrido. Read More

Panorama Estadístico de la Violencia Contra Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes en México

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 26th, 2019

La evidencia del ámbito internacional señala que niñas, niños y adolescentes se encuentran expuestos a diversas formas de violencia, de manera diferenciada a lo largo de su vida, en los múltiples contextos donde se desenvuelven. Es decir, en la escuela, la comunidad, las instituciones de cuidado e incluso en el hogar. La violencia, en sus manifestaciones más directas, afecta a todas las niñas, niños y adolescentes, independientemente de su condición económica o social. Sin embargo, corren mayores riesgos quienes se encuentran más vulnerables por situaciones de abandono o negligencia, marginación, discapacidad, migración, desplazamiento forzado o contextos de violencia armada. Read More

Infancias Robadas: Informe Mundial Sobre la Infancia

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 26th, 2019

Para al menos 700 millones de niños y niñas en todo el mundo -y quizás cientos de millones más- la infancia ha terminado demasiado pronto. Las razones principales incluyen la mala salud, los conflictos, la violencia extrema, el matrimonio temprano y el embarazo prematuro, la exclusión de la educación y el trabajo infantil. Tomados en conjunto, estos factores han creado una crisis global para la infancia de enormes proporciones. Este nuevo informe – el primero de una serie anual- examina con rigor los hechos que roban la infancia a niños y niñas. Estos factores que ponen fin a la infancia son un asalto al futuro de los niños. Read More

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Refugee Women: A Hidden Aspect of the Refugee “Crisis”

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 25th, 2019

The current refugee crisis in Europe has created multiple forms of vulnerability and insecurity for refugee women including various forms of sexual and gender-based violence. Increasing numbers of women, either alone or with family, are attempting to reach Europe to seek protection from conflict and violence in their countries, but these women are subject to violence during their journey and/or on arrival in a destination country. The lack of adequate accommodation or reception facilities for refugees and migrants in Europe, as well as the closure of borders which has increased the need for smugglers to help them reach Europe, acts to exacerbate the violence and insecurity. Read More

Hand Book on Counselling Asylum Seeking and Refugee Women Victims of Gender-Based Violence

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 25th, 2019

The purpose of this handbook is to describe a counselling method for assisting refugee women who have been victims of gender-based violence (GBV). The handbook was developed during 2017-2019 in a project titled “Co-creating a counselling method for refugee women GBV victims (CCM-GBV)” funded by the European Commission through the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme. The project included weekly counselling for refugee women in each of the six Member States. In addition, the project collected data on the counselled women’s experiences of violence Read More

Room for Women and Girls: Female Voices from Refugees and Migrants in Serbia

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 25th, 2019

Gender plays a significant role when it comes to experiencing forced migration. Whether in countries of origin, transit or destination, gender roles and power inequality especially affect the rights and opportunities of girls and women, disproportionately exposing them to gender-based violence. The experiences of refugee and migrant girls and women within the so called “European migration crisis” reflect these patterns, and the same goes for their stay in Serbia. Mapping these experiences is the focus of this research. Read More

Manual Operativo Para la Protección Integral de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes en Situaciones De Emergencia o Desastre

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • December 11th, 2019

La presente guía tiene como objetivo brindar orientaciones prácticas para la protección de los derechos de niños, niñas y adolescentes ante situaciones de emergencia o desastre ante abuso, negligencia, explotación y otras formas de violencia, de acuerdo a las “Normas mínimas sobre la protección de la infancia en la acción humanitaria” desarrolladas por el Grupo de trabajo de Protección de la Infancia (CPWG, por sus siglas en inglés) del Clúster Global de Protección. Estructurada en cuatro secciones y un anexo, ordenadas que permita introducir y orientar los procesos de protección de niños, niñas y adolescentes ante el riesgo o una situación de emergencia o desastres. Los contenidos ofrecidos en esta herramienta complementan con acciones prácticas los contenidos la guía “Gestión y coordinación estratégica para la protección de los derechos de niños, niñas y adolescentes afectados por situaciones de emergencia o desastre: Instrumentos de actuación para funcionarios”, en la estructuración del Plan de Acción institucional para la gestión integral del riesgo. Read More