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WEBCAST | Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Humanitarian Settings

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in partnership with FP2020, CARE, the International Rescue Committee, the Women’s Refugee Commission, and Save the Children for this important discussion on GBV in humanitarian settings in memory of our friend and colleague, Jennifer Schlecht.

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Friday
Dec. 4, 2020
9:00am – 10:30am ET
This event will be webcast live

WEBCAST | Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Humanitarian Settings

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According to the United Nations, approximately 35% of women around the world have experienced physical or sexual violence. Furthermore, gender-based violence (GBV) is known to increase in conflict or humanitarian settings, as well as in the aftermath of displacements and natural disasters. The COVID-19 pandemic is further exacerbating this issue, as lockdowns place many women in vulnerable positions and isolate them from vital resources and support. As such, a deliberate conversation about the realities of GBV and what can be done to protect women and girls around the globe is crucial to addressing the current moment.

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in partnership with FP2020, CARE, the International Rescue Committee, the Women’s Refugee Commission, and Save the Children for this important discussion on GBV in humanitarian settings in memory of our friend and colleague, Jennifer Schlecht. 

Send questions for our panelists during the event to mhi@wilsoncenter.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter at @Wilson_MHI. Find more coverage of these issues on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.org/dot-mom.

This event is part of a Wilson Center series exploring the many facets of gender-based violence around the world, in parallel with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence that runs from November 25 – December 10, 2020.


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Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers.  Read more

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Middle East Program

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Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

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

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more