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Confronting Uncomfortable Truths: Unlearning colonial research methods for Violence Against Women and Girls research

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What's it about?

Entrenched inequities exist. They undermine progress in gender equality, human rights, and the health and well-being of women and girls all around the world. Research on violence against women and girls (VAWG) doesn't happen in a vacuum, and though researchers mean well, the work we do can deepen these inequities, even as we seek to address them. That's why it's so important for us to work to decolonise our research and knowledge practices.

Guided by the perspectives of researchers and communities affected by colonisation, Indigenist research principles, and global literature on this topic, we are hosting this free webinar for all VAWG and Gender-based Violence (GBV) researchers, as well as interested VAWG and international development practitioners and policymakers.

Who is it for?

This webinar is primarily for settler/coloniser and High-Income Country/Context (HIC) researchers who want to interrogate their own positions of power and privilege, better understand the process of ‘decolonising’ knowledge production, and highlight and challenge the pervasive and entrenched inequalities in VAWG research practice.

While this webinar is targeted at researchers from High-Income Country/Context (HIC) as well as settler/colonial backgrounds, researchers from lcountries and contexts affected by decolonisation are more than welcome to attend.

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