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What:  An expert panel discussion in observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the ”16 days of activism against gender violence” campaign.

When:  Monday, 10 December 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST)

Where:
In person: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) HQ, Room B
525 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC (Corner 23rd St. & Virginia Ave)

Virtually: http://www.livestream.com/paho  (English)
www.paho.org/Virtual/RompiendoelCiclo  (Spanish)  
www.paho.org/Virtual/RompendoOCiclo (Portuguese)  

Who:
Organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Women’s Institute of the George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Inter-Agency Gender Working Group.

Speakers

  • Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, PAHO Director
  • Dr. Neil Boothby, Special Advisor and Senior Coordinator to the USAID Administrator on Children in Adversity
  • Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing: “The relationship between violence against women and violence against children: an overview of the evidence”
  • Alessandra Guedes, PAHO advisor on intra-family violence: “Intergenerational effects of violence against women and children: findings from Latin America”
  • Michele Moloney-Kitts, UNAIDS y Together for Girls: “From survey data to national action”
  • Lori Heise, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: “What works to prevent partner violence and child maltreatment: lessons for the future”
  • Mary Ellsberg, Director of the Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University


Context:  The panel will discuss the findings of new studies carried out in different regions, including Latin America and the Caribbean, which show that exposure to violence during childhood—whether as a direct victim of physical or sexual abuse or as a witness to violence against mothers—increases one’s risk of suffering violence later in life. Panelists will discuss the evidence, its implications and examples of effective interventions.

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