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Special event at PAHO Headquarters

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Singer José José to be honored as a PAHO "Champion of Health"

WHAT: A series of events to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Dec. 4), including a panel discussion, the launch of the book Unhappy Hours: Alcohol and Partner Agression in the Americas, and recognition of the singer José José.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 525 23rd St. N.W., Washington, D.C., Room A. Corner of Virginia Ave., N.W., and 23rd St., N.W.

WHO: PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses will open the session. Ambassador Albert R. Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), will be keynote speaker. Singer José José will offer a personal testimony and be honored as a PAHO Champion of Health by Dr. Roses.

Panel 1: Alcohol and Domestic Violence, to launch the book Unhappy Hours: Alcohol and Partner Agression in the Americas. Moderated by Dr. Maristela Monteiro, PAHO Senior Advisor on Tobacco, Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Panelists: Kathryn Graham, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center), Canada; Lori Heise, Research Fellow at the Gender Violence and Health Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, USA; Mary Ellsberg, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Panel 2: Male Roles and Alcohol. Moderated by Dr. Alberto Concha-Eastman, PAHO. Panelists: Juan Carlos Arean, Family Violence Prevention Fund, USA; Ricardo Carrillo, Alianza Latina, USA; Gary Barker, Promundo, Brazil; Margaret Moore, University of the District of Columbia, USA.

Dr. Marijke Velzeboer (PAHO) will deliver closing remarks. 

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