Agenda: "Innovations in Understanding Violence against Women"

2004 International Research & Action Conference


Day One

Opening plenary, "Charting a New Course: New Directions for Action and Research on Gender Based Violence." Carolyn West, USA

Day Two

Welcome by Linda M. Williams, USA, Introduction of Plenary Speaker Nan Stein, USA, Keynote Address, "Violence Against Women in War Zones and Conflict Areas: The Forgotten Crimes," Nadera Shalhoub Kevorkian, Israel

Panel sessions

“Gender Based Violence in Schools,” moderator Susan McGee Bailey

“Narratives of Violence Against Women,” moderator Katherine Morrison

“Methodologies for Change—Human Rights in Action,” moderator Monica Driggers

“Gender Violence Across Sociocultural Contexts,” moderator Veronica Herrera

“Women with Disabilities Experience Abuse,” moderator Marry Ann Curry

“Confronting VAW in Conflict Areas,” moderator Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian


“Safety and Justice for All: Examining the Relationship Between Women's Anti-Violence Movement in the Criminal Legal System,” Alisa Klein, USA, Patricia Eng, USA, and Mimi Kim, USA

“Victim Testimonies of Global Violence Against Women,” Nina Cummings, USA and Andrea Parrot, USA

“Centering Women/De-Centering a Woman's Issue? Dilemmas in Researching the Medicolegal Response to Sexual Assault,” Deborah Parnis, Canada and Janice DuMont, Canada

“SOS Hotline for Girls Database—Methodology Problems,” Suncica Vucaj, Serbia and Montenegro

“The Picture of Partnership Violence as Conveyed by Surveys,” Minna Piispa, Finland

“Violence Against Women in the Accounts of Young People Living in Reformatory Schools,” Päivi Honkatukia, Finland

"Human Rights, Critical Consciousness and Transformative Processes: A Latino Domestic Violence Intervention as a Case Point," Julia Perilla, USA

“In the Name of the Fathers: Honor-Killings in South-Eastern Turkey,” Aysan Sev’er, Canada

“Packing a Different Punch: The Dynamics of Girl-on-Girl Violence,” Rachel Chertok, USA

“Battered Women's Stories as a Social Change Indicator,” Sharon Rice Vaughan, USA

"Born to Die: Killing Daughters Continues in Masculine India," Anita Raj, USA

“The Power of Listservs: Using Technology To Fight Violence Against Women,” Anne O’Dell, USA, Kelly Otte, USA, Kathleen Waits, USA, and Joy McRae-Fox, USA

“Gender-Based Violence Survey Among Internally Displaced Women and Girls in Colombia: Methodology and Findings,” Jeanne Ward, USA with Rocio Murad, Colombia, in Spanish

“Evidence on Honor Killings in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan,” Mohammad Ismail, Pakistan

“Legal Abortion as Part of Comprehensive Services to Survivors of Sexual Violence,” Deborah Billings, Mexico

“Impact of Family Violence on Girls' Relationships with Friends,” Vilmante Pakalniskiene, Lithuania

"Sfulinga," Kakana Mukhopadhyay, India

“Trafficking for Prostitution of Women from West Africa to Europe,” Esohe Aghatise, Italy

“The Not so Visible: Intimate Female Homicide in South Africa,” Shanaaz Mathews, South Africa

“Rural/Community-Based Anti-Violence Response and Prevention in Ghana: A Pilot Case,” Margaret Brew-Ward, Ghana

“What Do Women Want From the Health Services After Sexual Assault? A South African Study" NiCola Christofides, South Africa

“Violence Against Black Women: Exploring the Nuances of Assault and Harassment in the Home, Community, and Workplace,” Nicole T. Buchanan, USA, April L. Few, USA, Tameka Gillum, USA

“Who Do We support, How Do We Support Them, and What Does "Support" Mean Anyway? Placing the Ethical Duty To Support Research Participants and Staff in Socio-Cultural Context,” Kristin Dunkle, USA

“Alor Disha—A Community Initiative to Combat Violence Against Women," Dolon Ganguly, India

“Safety Stories: What Matters to Girls,” Judy Schoenberg, USA

“Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian Relationships,” Monika Kolondziej, USA

“The “Greenbook” National Demonstration Initiative: Evaluating Complex Systems Change To Address the Co-Occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment,” Heather Karjane, USA

“Don't Say a Word. The Silence and Scourge of Intra Familial Sexual Abuse,” Suzanne Charles, Jamaica

“Interlinkages between Violence Against Women and Women’s Right to Adequate Housing," Yamini Mishra, Thailand

“Child Sexual Abuse and HIV in South Africa: Beyond Virgin Cleansing,” Rachel Jewkes, South Africa

“Countries Supporting Each Other's Efforts in Fighting Trafficking,” Lyubov Maksymovych, Ukraine

Panel plenary

"Women at the Crossroad: Violence and the Intersection of Multiple Oppressions" Moderated by Nada Aoudeh

Panel sessions

“The Persisting Power of Public/Private Ideology in U.S. Law of Sexual Harassment, Rape, and Domestic Violence,” moderator Maria Bevacqua

“Re-Envisioning a Coordinated Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence,” moderator Lisa Goodman

“Family Violence Against Women in Russia,” moderator Irina Gorchkova

“Methodologies for Change-- Research and the Voices of Women,” moderator Moderated Naeemah Abrahams

“Context and Culture: The Case of Domestic Violence,” moderator Alytia Levendosky

“Interventions with Batterers and Male Involvement in Stopping VAW,” moderator Vera Mouradian

“Trafficking, Prostitution and Mail Order Brides,” moderator Nan Stein

“VAW Across Cultures,” moderator Khatidja Chantler
Sharmila Mhatre, Canada, “Beyond Victims and Villains: The Culture of Sexual Violence in South Johannesburg, South Africa”

Day Three

Panel sessions

"Violence Against Women in Global Context," moderator Joan Kaufman

"Combating Violence Against Women," moderator Vera Mouradian

“Critical Pathways to Surviving VAW,” moderator Veronica Herrera

Closing session

"The Women's Movement: Confronting the Backlash, Consolidating our Gains and Organizing for Change" Indai Sajor, USA