|Breaking the cycle: understanding the links between violence against women and children|
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)
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)
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.
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.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization