GWI and partners will be attended the 2019 Sexual Violence Research Initiative ( SVRI ) Forum. The SVRI Forum is the world’s key research conference on violence against women and other forms of violence driven by gender inequality in low and middle-income countries.
GWI participated in a number of panels, sharing our latest findings and research. Our Institute also had an exhibition booth for our GenderPro Capacity Building and Credentialing Program.
You can find the schedule here which details many of the events we participated in and/or attended.
On April 17, 2018, GWI was honored on to be among 11 winners of the award under the theme, Innovations in Addressing Gender-based Violence for a gender equality in nutrition intervention done in collaboration with Send a Cow.
During the month of April, GW joined the country in recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). GW's Title IX Office, Victim Services, the Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (CSAPR) and GW Students Against Sexual Assault organized events to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault and its impact on campus as well as promote healthy relationships. The month will included the following highlighted events
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07/19/2019: GW Today, "First GenderPro Cohort Begins Summit"
On May 6th, 2020, GWI Research Scientist Alina Potts participated in a webinar panel: Children of Puerto Rico and COVID-19: Strategies to address domestic violence and child abuse during remote learning, school closures, and compounding household economic stressors. The moderator of the session was Yesenia Delgado and speakers included Gilda F. Rodríguez Díaz, Carlos Albizu University – San Juan Campus and Jodie Roure, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.
You can access the recording of that session and the powerpoints under Session 5 as well as the other webinars from the series.
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)"