GWI and partners will be attending the 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 will be participating in a number of panels, sharing our latest findings and research. Our Institute will also have an exhibition booth for our GenderPro Capacity Building and Credentialing Program.
We're excited to attend and learn from so many of our colleagues in the field! If you would like to stay up to date with our activities or find opportunities to engage with us while attending SVRI, please see the following schedule which details many of the events we will be participating in and/or attending. You can find the schedule here.
GWI will also be participating in the following events:
Safeguarding in aid and development: different perspectives, same objectives
On October 21, GWI Research Scientist Alina Potts will be participating in Safeguarding in Aid and Development: Different Perspectives, Same Objectives, which will also feature speakers from the Girls Education Challenge, the World Bank, IRC, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and UNICEF. Each organization will share perspectives on their safeguarding work, followed by working groups and discussion with the audience. The event will be from 5:00PM-6:30PM in the Bluebell room.
RSVP to: [email protected] using the subject line: 'Safeguarding in aid and development'.
This is a free event.
Prevention is Possible: What Works?
On October 23, GWI Director Mary Ellsberg will be participating in Prevention Is Possible: What Works? , a lunchtime event at SVRI on the new findings and evidence from impact evaluations across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The event will be from 1:15PM-2:30PM in the Bluebell and Watsonia rooms.
November 13, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
2140 G St NW Washington, DC 20052
The Global Women's Institute will be hosting an informational session on our work on violence against women and girls in humanitarian settings. Have a question about our research in relation to this area of focus or interested in a career in this field? We invite GW students to stop by, bring their lunch and a friend for a more in-depth conversation about our work! The session will be hosted by GWI Research Scientist, Maureen Murphy.
Those interested in attending can RSVP at [email protected].
November 14, 2019
4:30PM - 7:00PM
Marvin Center Amphitheater (3rd Floor)
800 21st St NW Washington, DC 20052
Join GWI in partnership with the GW Multicultural Student Services Center, GreenGW and Black Millennials for Flint invite for a screening of "Flint: The Poisoning of an American City".
The film will be followed by a discussion with the film director, David Barnhart, Flint resident Rev. Greg Timmons, Flint Recovery Coord. and Dr. Melissa Perry, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health.
The film intersperses first-person accounts of area residents (including parents, social workers, educators, pastors, and experts on water and health) with testimony at congressional and other oversight committee hearings to demonstrate how 100,000 people have been poisoned by lead, an irreversible affliction. No timeline exists for the remediation of the situation.
“Flint: The Poisoning of an American City” explores the critical question of how this could happen in America and how this event should serve as a warning for the rest of the country. A recent report found that 5,300 American cities were found to be in violation of federal lead rules, and research published in USA Today detected excessive lead in nearly 2,000 public water systems across all 50 states. This documentary educates and inspires action, seeking to radically change how we view and value water.
You can find more information and RSVP at the following link: http://bit.ly/2kXQfHk
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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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)"