6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Long-Term Impact of Violence against Women and New Approaches to Addressing It

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Videorecording in Spanish of the event



Violence Against Women (VAW) has a profound impact, immediately and over time, on all community members. The Wilson Center's Latin American Program and the Inter-American Development Bank have joined together in a series of studies that shed new light on this serious issue, including the unique vulnerabilities of indigenous women facing intrafamily violence, the profile of women who are in jail, how violence is transmitted across generations, and good practices to prevent VAW and better support survivors. 

These insights suggest new and important ways to address the violence and reduce its impact on individuals and society in general. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, we held a discussion with experts about the impacts of VAW and innovative ways in which states and policymakers have responded.






  • Jorge Agüero

    Assistant Professor in Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut
  • Eric L. Olson

    Global Fellow
    Director of the Central America-D.C. Platform, Seattle International Foundation
  • Ana Safranoff

    Researcher at the Center for Latin American Studies on Insecurity and Violence (CELIV) at the Universidad Tres de Febrero
  • Karelia Villa

    Senior Citizen Security Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank