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Phoenix, AZ
May 2-4, 2016

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is inviting abstracts for presentations to be given at our international conference which promotes innovative techniques, unique approaches, and promising practices in responding to crimes of violence against women.  The EVAWI conference takes a multidisciplinary approach to training, bringing together the many professionals who respond to these crimes. Complete proposals must be submitted through our portal using the link at the bottom of this page.

We are seeking proposals for presentations that meet our mission and the conference objectives, which are to: 

  • Improve the care and response to victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking, and elder abuse
  • Improve collaboration among criminal justice and community professionals through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of those who perpetrate gender-based violence
  • Promote effective prevention and risk reduction programs

Selection Criteria

  • Innovative best practices
  • Quality and originality
  • Relevance to the field and multiple disciplines
  • The extent to which the presentation identifies and addresses current and emerging issues facing first responders
  • Contribution to the body of research in the field (i.e. proposals backed by scientific research will be given preference)

Selected presenters will receive a complimentary registration, hotel accommodations the night before and the night of your presentation(s), as well as travel expenses.  Priority consideration may be given to presenters who are able pay some of their travel expenses, e.g., grant funding, agency support.

Submission Requirements

Presentations should be submitted in a 90 minute format.  Deadline for submissions:  Friday April 17, 2015

You must provide the following documents for each presentation: 
  1. A CV (curriculum vitae) and/or resume for each presenter
  2. A biographical sketch for each presenter
  3. An abstract (up to 500 words) describing the workshop
  4. At least four learning objectives for each workshop

EVAWI will generally not approve presentations with more than two presenters. To discuss an exception, contact our Executive Director, Joanne Archambault, at joanne@evawintl.org.

Your submission will not be accepted unless all required documents are uploaded. 

However, to strengthen your proposal, you may submit optional supporting materials such as publications, an outline, your PowerPoint, a video or an audiotape of your training. Email supporting documents to abstracts@evawintl.org.

Please submit all information and documents through our website:

Submit Proposal

or copy and paste this link into your browser:  http://www.evawintl.org/submitabstracts.aspx

All abstracts will reviewed and decisions emailed no later than July 1, 2015.

abstracts@evawintl.org or call 509-684-9800.

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