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.
Eric L. Olson
Director of the Central America-D.C. Platform, Seattle International Foundation
Latin American Program
The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. Read more