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Global Launch: Violence Against Women and Girls Resource Guide
December 3, 2014Washington, D.C.

The World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, and Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University invite you to the global launch of a new resource guide for development practitioners on preventing and responding to violence against women and girls across a range of development sectors.

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The World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, and Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University invite you to the global launch of a new resource guide for development practitioners on preventing and responding to violence against women and girls across a range of development sectors.

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an oppressive form of gender inequality, posing a critical barrier to equal participation by women and men in social, economic, and political spheres. It takes a huge toll not only on individuals but on families, communities, and global efforts to end poverty and boost shared growth. Join us for a discussion of this enormous challenge-and what the evidence shows us works to tackle it.

Welcoming Remarks:

Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender, World Bank Group

Special Guest:

Carlos Andrés Gómez, award-winning poet, actor, storyteller, and author of Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood 

Moderator:

Mary Ellsberg (moderator), Director of the Global Women’s Institute at GW

Panelists:

Arup Banerji, Senior Director for Social Protection, WBG

Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education, WBG

Heidi Lehmann, Senior Director of Women’s Protection and Empowerment, International Rescue Committee

Susan Markham, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, USAID

Andrew Morrison, Chief of Gender and Diversity Unit, Inter-American Development Bank

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