News & Events
As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, GWI Director Mary Ellsberg participated in a webinar to present the endline results of the DFID funded inititative What Works to Prevent VAWG webinar where she presented findings from the research on Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict and Humanitarian Settings, developed jointly with IRC, CARE and LSHTM.
GWI Director Mary Ellsberg presented the keynote address at the 9th Annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum, on June 5, 2019. The event featured a number of speakers who contribute to and presented on different topics within the field of global women’s health.
Dr. Ellsberg discussed her work on violence against women in Nicaragua and the importance of activism and research to advance women’s global health and support.
In partnership with ELHRA and Institut de Formation du Sud (IFOS), GWI is piloting the use of small sample size surveys to measure population-based GBV indicators in humanitarian settings.
Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) is a rapid, population–based sampling methodology often used in the health sector. During this project, GWI plans to adapt the LQAS methodology for use by humanitarian agencies implementing GBV programmes. If it proves successful, a small sample size approach may reduce some of the common barriers for collecting population-based data on GBV in humanitarian settings and improve the international community’s ability to measure the impact of their programmes. You can learn more about the research by following the link above.
GWI Director Mary Ellsberg participated on a panel with the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center. This book event featured Dr. Alison Brysk, author of The Struggle for Freedom from Fear: Contesting Violence against Women at the Frontiers of Globalization, as she shared her findings on the profound impact of gender violence as a worldwide problem.
In conjuction with the European launch of "No Safe Place," Mary Ellsberg was in London and gave a live radio interview on BBC. (The story begins at 48:00)
Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University, the International Rescue Committee, and CARE International UK collaborated on the first large-scale research study of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in several areas of South Sudan impacted by war and conflict. In this episode, Dr. Mary Ellsberg, Founding Director of the Global Women’s Institute of the George Washington University discussed the key findings from the research: the pervasive rates of VAWG, common forms of violence, and the relationship between experiences of conflict and VAWG.
As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this project is the first of its kind to capture population-based prevalence data on violence against women and girls in a conflict setting. The findings from this groundbreaking study will be used to inform international policy and priorities. The research findings and report were released on November 29, 2017 at George Washington University.
In October 2017, Dr. Ellsberg visited Umeå University to talk about the work of GWI and her experiences researching gender-based violence.
"Ending violence against women with numbers and stories."
Affiliated Faculty member, Joan Meier, on bias against women alleging abuse in the family law courts.
Leadership Council member, Esta Soler, "How we turned the tide on domestic violence (Hint: the Polaroid helped)"