16 Days of Activism: No haven at home
December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. More than half of women who are intentionally killed, are murdered by intimate partners or family members. In every country of the world, only a small minority of rapes get reported to the police. While gender-based violence (GBV) is often perpetrated behind closed doors, it is not a private matter. On 10 December, LIDC is hosting an event to discuss gender-based violence and what can be done to stop the most common human rights violation of today.
It is free to attend, but participants must sign up in advance.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, indicating that violence against women is the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide. It was originated by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used by individuals, institutions and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. As part of this global campaign, LIDC invites anyone with an interest in the topic to join our event on 10 December.
Professor Gene S Feder is a medical doctor and conducts research on health care responses to domestic violence. At this event, Professor Feder will speak about HERA – Healthcare Responding to Violence and Abuse. Among the aims of HERA is to understand how healthcare systems in low- and middle income countries can integrate and evaluate interventions for violence against women. His profile is available at the website of the University of Bristol.
Dr Poonam Rishal will discuss the prevalence of gender based violence and interventions to prevent and respond to GBV in Nepal. Bio to follow.
Additional speakers to be confirmed.