Ending Violence on Women Study Group

Study Group
on

The Global Movement to
End Violence Against Women

This study group will explore global efforts toward women fully realizing their human right to personal safety and freedom from oppression. We will read and hear from a diverse group of women and men working on the issue from many different vantage points, including activists, attorneys, scholars, and women and men leaders working on the ground in both developed and developing nations including some of the world’s most dangerous places. Readings will be a rich combination of legal scholarship and case studies. This study group will immerse participants in the global debate around what has worked, what hasn’t, and what more can be done to keep women and girls safe.

Readings will be a rich combination of legal scholarship, case studies, and practical, hands-on tips for building effective campaigns. This study group will immerse participants in the global debate around what has worked, what hasn’t, and what more can be done to keep women and girls safe. Readings will range from 20-50 pages per session. You are invited to attend and impact the global movement to end violence against women.

Study Group Leaders:

Lisa J. Shannon, Carr Center Fellow
office: R-112
lisa_shannon@hks.harvard.edu

Lisa Shannon

Vidya Sri, Carr Center Fellow
office: R-113
vidya_sri@hks.harvard.edu

Vidya Sri

Study Group Schedule, Spring 2014 (tentative)

~ January 2014 ~
Session 1 Wednesday,
Jan. 22
4:00 PM
"VAW in Africa, Men Engage in the Fight against VAW in Africa" with Pascal Akimana
 

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~ February 2014 ~
Session 2 Wednesday,
Feb . 5
4:15 PM
"Whose Liberty? Rethinking Rape Law and the Status of Women as Victims in the Criminal Justice System" with Wendy J. Murphy 
 

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Session 3 Wednesday,
Feb. 19
4:00 PM
"The Status of Violence Against Women, Laws in Place and Campaigns Carried Out to Create Awareness in Sri Lanka" with Dushiyanthini Pillai

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~ March 2014 ~
Session 4 Wednesday,
Mar. 5
4:15 PM
"Women in Chains" with Nazir Afsal 
** EVENT CANCELED ** 

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Session 5 Wednesday,
Mar. 26
4:00 PM
"Breaking the Silence: Addressing Institutional Responses to VAW in the Muslim Community" with Darakshan Raja
** EVENT POSTPONED (until April 16)** 

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~ April 2014 ~
Session 6 Wednesday,
Apr. 9
1:30 PM
"Behind Closed Doors, Violence Has Many Faces: from Denial to Solution" with Maud de Boer-Buquicchio

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Session 5
(rescheduled)
Wednesday,
Apr. 16
12:30 PM
"Breaking the Silence: Addressing Institutional Responses to VAW in the Muslim Community" with Darakshan Raja

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Session 7 Wednesday,
Apr. 23
1:00 PM
"Stories of Tribal Women in India: Micro -Economic Empowerment as a Solution for VAW" with Lakshmi Narayan

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