Who: FHI 360 and the Global Gender Program
When: Monday, March 3, 2014
Light reception to begin at 4:30 and continue after panel
Where: Room 602, Lindner Family Commons
1957 E Street NW
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
To RSVP: http://bit.ly/1m3xIlB
To celebrate International Women’s Day FHI 360 and the Global Gender Program present a panel discussion: Girls’ Education and School-related Gender -based Violence.
Between 500 million and 1.5 billion children experience violence every year, many within and around the school community. School-related gender based violence (SRGBV) is a global phenomenon that is a barrier to girls’ and boys’ educational achievements, is correlated with lower academic achievement, higher economic insecurity, and greater long-term health risks. SRGBV is related to other forms of violence in the community, particularly for girls, and reinforces harmful gender norms.
What is the development community doing to address SRGBV and its impact on girls’ education worldwide? This interactive panel discussion will examine the connections between SRGBV and girls’ access to, retention in, and completion of school. Panelists will explore challenges to preventing SRGBV, approaches for changing norms, opportunities for empowering girls, and will offer solutions for fostering safe learning environments to improve educational outcomes for girls and boys alike.
Barbara Miller, Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs; Director, Institute for Global and International Studies; Director, Global Gender Program, George Washington University
Andrea M. Bertone, Director, Gender Department, FHI 360 & Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (MODERATOR)
Julie Hanson Swanson, Acting Chief, Education Division, Bureau for Africa, USAID
Eugene Katzin, Senior Technical Officer, Gender Department, FHI 360
Andrea Powell, Founder and Executive Director, FAIR Girls & Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Sandie Taylor, Senior Communications & Business Development Officer, Together for Girls
Maryce Ramsey, Senior Gender Advisor, Gender Department, FHI 360 (DISCUSSANT)