We hope that your 2021 is off to a healthy and productive start! This month was National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We also have had many other exciting affiliates present their research at the R4P Virtual Conference this week and forthcoming in early February, lastly one project for African American women was just profiled on Radio Free Atlanta last night for an hour. We thank all of the panelists and attendees who experienced our Trafficking Awareness event, it was a large attendance--but we recorded it just in case. We also honored this month’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as RTI honors this day for service and reflection. Dr. King had many inspirational quotes, but as we climb out of this pandemic and healing of the country this one might fit; "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
I look forward to sharing so many of our publications and gender-related projects this month, and about our upcoming events below! Also send those impact stories!
Please be safe!
RTI Gender-Related January Publications
We update our website regularly with all RTI Gender-related publications under resources. Please let us know if we missed any of yours.
RTI Gender-Related January Project Wins
|Rebecca Pfeffer and team on their win, FY2019 BJA ECM Human Trafficking TF - Harris County Action Research Partner, from the Houston Police Department||Katy Suellentrop and team on their win, Power to Decide (2), from Power to Decide|
Elizabeth Montgomery and team on their win, Mobile CHARISMA, from PATH - USA
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Event
On January 11, we hosted our first event of the new year to share RTI research and programs related to human trafficking. Some of the programs included the Outcomes of Human Trafficking Instrument, initiatives focused on minor victims of trafficking, labor trafficking, human trafficking prevention education, and research examining the prevalence of sex trafficking in different parts of the United States. There was a great turnout for this event with over 70 attendees, and we look forward to having many more engaging and informative panels like this one in the future. We thank the many panelists for this wonderful event, and if you are interested in reading more about the speakers, please visit our blog!
HIV R4P Virtual Conference
January 27-28; February 3-4
At this year's HIV Research 4 Prevention (R4P) virtual conference, our affiliates had dozens of presentations! Check out our Twitter page @RTI_Gender for tweets about the presentations and the conference program for all RTI presentations HERE.
Sisters’ Time/Women Speak Radio
January 28 @ 7PM EST
RTI GGC affiliates, Dr. Courtney Peasant Bonner and Erin Cox, recently appeared on Ms. Dazon Dixon Diallo’s radio show, Sisters’ Time/Women Speak (STWS) on WRFG 89.3FM Atlanta to speak about community-based research and our current IMPROV Project, which seeks to improve mental health and substance use treatment provision among people living with HIV in Atlanta. STWS is an audio magazine featuring the life, health, rhythm, and culture of African women.
"People seem to be more receptive, particularly the people who we aim to work with, are excited to participate in the research."
- Dr. Peasant Bonner
This event will welcome previous WomenNC scholars to share about their current roles and positions following their participation in a local NC-based scholarship program.
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Join the RTI Global Gender Center, the RTI Kenya Office, the RTI Africa Regional Office, and the Africa Employee Resource Groups virtually as we commemorate this year’s IWD theme, #ChoosetoChallenge, by highlighting RTI projects focused on skills-building among women, girls, and youth in Kenya. Kenyan-based project staff will present on the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems Project and the Kenya Youth Work Force Program.
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Call for Abstracts - DUE FEBRUARY 5
Abstracts for 5-minute oral presentations
are being solicited in lieu of posters.
Panel II will also welcome oral presentations from a select number of early-career investigators with high-quality abstracts based on the following criteria:
(1) Adheres to the InWomen's mission, focus, and 2021 theme;
(2) Contains a gender and substance use component or focus;
(3) Is well written and follows format guidelines and;
(4) Is focused on a critical topic
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the InWomen's Abstract Review Committee.
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New clues on pregnancy may reduce the risk of organ transplant rejection
College classrooms are still chilly for women, as men speak more, study finds: Gendered participation has a long way to go to reach equity
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