Opportunity to shape research on the intersections between violence against women and children

A mother looks at her children in Serbia.

Despite the undeniable link between violence against women and violence against children, there is a lack of knowledge, evidence and data on the intersections of these forms of violence. 

To address this challenge, UNICEF Innocenti, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), and the Special Programme on Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) hosted by WHO are developing a global research agenda on the intersections between violence against women and violence against children. As part of that process, the researchers are seeking input from diverse voices working to address violence against both women and children, and creating a group of global stakeholders.

The new research agenda will contribute to building knowledge in a more systemic way, ensure that research efforts make the best use of limited resources, and serve to monitor progress over time.

UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti

By gathering input from across both fields, the researchers hope to link those working in the violence against children and violence against women spaces through two online meetings.

“A consultative, inclusive process among violence against women and violence against children stakeholders will identify areas where research can enhance coordination, alignment and consistency,” said the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti. “The process, as much as the outcomes, will help strengthen both fields and build bridges for the benefit of children and women everywhere.”

If you are interested in joining the group of global stakeholders, please register here. Registration is open until September 2021.

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