Call for Scholarships: South African Research Chair in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma

The South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma invites applications for scholarships funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to pursue full time Masters research at Stellenbosch University. In the first phase of the application process, the SARChI Chair and Stellenbosch University research team will be responsible for shortlisting candidates and the NRF will make the final decision in the second stage of the process. Shortlisted candidates will be assisted with submitting their applications on the NRF Online Submission System. Applications close on the Friday, 9 June. For more information click here.
You are invited! Join Jelly Beanz for a 3-day Play Therapy Workshop

Years ago, we understood the language of play, but as we grew into adulthood, words may have become the language we are now more familiar with. If we want to provide healing experiences for children that have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect, it is critical that we re-learn the language of play with children. Join Jelly Beanz for a 3-day play therapy workshop from the 5 – 7 June in Durbanville, Cape Town. Find out more here!
Job Opening: The SVRI is looking for a Knowledge Coordinator

The SVRI is seeking a Knowledge Coordinator who will support the Administration and Knowledge Manager with tasks related to day-to-day administration needs, membership management, social media posts, website management, and coordinating the production of online events for SVRI. In addition, this role will liaise with the CSV Solutions Hub team members to ensure that events, products, and other activities are disseminated or implemented effectively. The closing date for applications is 13 June 2023. For more information, click here.
Request for proposals: The SVRI Research Grant 2024 – Knowledge for action to end violence against women and violence against children

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is inviting applications for innovative research and interventions that will contribute to the prevention and response of violence against women (VAW), violence against children (VAC), and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality in low- and middle-income countries. For more information on the grant, click here, the deadline is 6 July 2023.
You are invited to the WHO Webinar titled ‘From Evidence to Action: Towards Scaling Up Parenting Interventions to Prevent Maltreatment and Enhance Parent-Child Relationships’

This webinar will introduce recently published WHO guidelines on parenting interventions to prevent maltreatment and enhance parent-child child relationships; provide a state-of-the-science overview of the underlying evidence that informs the guideline recommendations; offer snapshots of selected national and local initiatives to scale up evidence-based parenting interventions; and, reflect on how best to further advance uptake. The webinar will be of interest to everyone working on advancing the uptake of evidence-based parenting interventions. It will take place on the 14 April 2023. Register here.
You are invited to the ISS and INSPIRE webinar titled 'Why should male caregivers attend parenting programmes?'

Parenting programmes can reduce violence against children by helping parents and caregivers provide attentive and non-violent care. Fathers and male caregivers can play a positive role in children’s lives, but in many African countries, few men attend parenting programmes. These programmes are one of the seven evidence-based strategies that the INSPIRE package encourages countries to adopt to end violence against children. Parenting programme implementers and evaluators from South Africa and Uganda will share their experiences of engaging men and what impact this has had. To attend register online, to find out more click here.
Job advert for Project Manager at dlalanathi
Please consider this call for applications. Three KZN-based organisations (dlalanathi, Thandanani Children’s Foundation & Singakwenza) have collaborated to bring together a suite of different, essential and complementary skills and expertise to design an integrated pilot programme responsive to a critical gap to provide support to parents and caregivers through home-based early learning and responsive care. dlalanathi, the lead partner is appointing a Project Manager to lead this collaborative 3-year partnership project. Applications close on the 4th of March. For more information click here.
World Health Organisation applications for MENTOR-VIP now open
MENTOR-VIP is a global injury and violence prevention mentoring programme. It has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts. It is designed to match mentees wishing to develop certain skills with mentors who have agreed to devote their time and effort to assisting mentees develop those skills. Once a mentorship is awarded, the mentee and mentor jointly plan the activities that will be undertaken during the mentorship. Mentoring is expected to take place primarily through electronic and telephonic forms of communication and interaction. Mentorships are for a 12-month period and begin in September of each year. Applications close on the 7th of May 2023. To find out more, click here.
Call for papers in the International Journal for Environmental Research and Public Health
The International Journal for Environmental Research and Public Health is calling for papers in their special issue titled "Violence Against Women and Girls: Psychosocial and Economic Approaches to Prevention, Support and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Contexts". This special issue welcomes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies investigating VAWG interventions, including those that adopt psychosocial approaches or economic mechanisms to reduce VAWG and support survivors at scale. Deadline for manuscript submission is the 30th of September 2023. For more information on submissions and registration, click here.
VPF Facilitation Course 2022
The Institute for Security Studies, Reos Partners and Leadership Pathways have teamed-up to offer an intense training course for facilitators and leaders who wish to convene and facilitate effective dialogue. The facilitation course draws on the tried and tested methods of the Violence Prevention Forum in South Africa. It will enable facilitators to apply systems thinking, design interactive processes and facilitate dialogue. It is offered with the intention of developing creative, courageous, empathetic leaders and facilitators who can enable collective problem solving. The call for applications is available here. Applications are open until 21 February 2022. Please ensure that you available for the full nine days of the course.
VPF Facilitation Course 2021
The Institute for Security Studies, Reos partners and Leadership Pathways have teamed-up to offer a second facilitation course in 2021. The course will train and support a strong cohort of facilitators who are able to bring systems and process thinking into their work environments, in the belief that creative, courageous, empathetic leaders and facilitators are more necessary than ever before, in all sectors. Whether you are working in an NGO, an international organisation, a government department, a company, or a research and teaching institution, the knowledge and ability to design participatory processes and facilitate with authenticity, confidence and courage, will increase your impact and lead to stronger, more productive engagements. Applications close on 30 May 2021. For more information, click here.
Opportunities to amplify #EndCorporalPunishment in April
During April 2021, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children will be amplifying calls to end corporal punishment of children, as part of the Together to #ENDviolence global campaign and International Day to End Corporal Punishment of Children on 30th April. Two high-level conferences will focus on ending corporal punishment. The first on 30th April will look at progress and delay in the global movement to prohibit corporal punishment of children; the second on 4th June will examine how prohibition of corporal punishment can be put into practice, with international examples of leadership and implementation. Speakers will include young people, Governments, human rights, legal and academic experts, and practitioners from around the world. Please see the "Save the Date" for more details.
ENSafrica offers law series on GBV and Human Rights
ENSafrica’s pro-bono department will be offering a Constitutional and Human Rights Law series focusing on a variety of legal aspects addressing Gender Based Violence and basic Human Rights. The structure of the training seeks to capacitate stakeholders in the GBV space with a valid foundation of the Bill of Rights; to give an understanding of court process and determine if the Laws and institutions tasked to deal with Gender-Based Violence(GBV) are living up to the values of our Constitution. If you wish to attend, please email nncayiyana@ensafrica.com and/or tsefara@ensafrica.com. Alternatively, please visit LinkedIn here.
State of South African Families Report – Call for abstracts
The DST/NRF/NDP SARChI: Human Capabilities, Social Cohesion and the Family, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society and Sekwele Centre for Family Studies are collaboratively calling for abstracts. These abstracts are to focus on raising and strengthening resilient and capable families. These will be published in the first State of South African Families Report. Submissions close 30 November 2020. The call for abstracts is available here.

Submission enquiries
Prof N Roman - nroman@uwc.ac.za
Dr B Adebiyi - 3571010@myuwc.ac.za
Ms Imelda Diouf - sekwelecfs@mweb.co.za
Submission link: https://forms.gle/hEbaJwCm7wAMrHJ9A
New opportunity for public servants working on gender
Apolitical is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support Generation Equality and three of the Action Coalitions (Gender-based violence; Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights; and Economic justice and rights) to build capacity to implement country commitments.

The project involves three interrelated components for which public servants interested in and working on gender can apply – including exchanges with one another internationally on topics and skills critical to 21st Century governance. Read more here.

The application form is open as of November 9, 2020. Apply here to join the first class.
NPOwer to offer mental health care and support to all South African NPOs
NPOwer, a first-of-its-kind Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Mental Health Support Programme and 24-hour toll-free Helpline, has been launched in South Africa. It will offer mental health care and support to all NPOs. They will provide psychological first aid to NPO leaders, staff and volunteers, many of whom are experiencing unprecedented strain and burnout caused by COVID-19. To find out more about NPOwer, or to access their services, please visit their website here.
Solidarity Fund opens call for funding applications from CBOs in the GBV sector
The Solidarity Fund has officially launched the call for applications today in support of Community Based Organisations that provide GBV related services in the form of prevention, response, and access to justice. The objective of this funding round is to reach as many frontline grassroots organisations as possible that have typically not had access to funding through traditional mechanisms. CBOs can apply through:

Introducing the Real Reform for ECD Campaign
Ilifa Labantwana has announced that Children’s Amendment Bill, which proposes changes to the Children’s Act, does not solve the problems for early childhood development. Parliament has called for written comments on the Bill, which can be submitted until 27 November 2020. Ilifa Labantwana is proposing to use the parliamentary process to raise the profile of some of the major issues that the ECD sector faces which are not addressed by the Bill. They are requesting your participation to build consensus around reforms. For more information, click here.
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