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A Call to Action: Taking a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

The New Republic

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

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One in three females will experience gender-based violence (GBV) in her lifetime. In the last year alone, brutal attacks against women included the horrific rape of a 23-year-old on a New Delhi bus, the shooting of an innocent schoolgirl in Pakistan, and the sexual assault of an unconscious high school student in Ohio. And these are only the examples that received public attention. Unfortunately, while GBV is one of the most common human rights abuses, these travesties often go unnoticed.

Fortunately, in the aftermath of the past year, the global movement to confront GBV has been invigorated. In March, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women made commitments to strengthen policies that protect women and implement services to prevent and respond to GBV. In addition, men and women across the world took to the streets to protest these acts of violence that received media attention. While these are steps in the right direction, more needs to be done to address GBV.
An accomplished panel of experts will create an actionable discussion on what it will take to end the cycle of violence. How can high-powered discussions evolve into on-the-ground solutions to GBV? How can we harness the energy and reaction to the violence in a more systematic way to support the growing global movement?

Event Agenda

8:00 AM: Guest Arrival, Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM: Welcome Remarks, Chris Hughes, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief, The New Republic

8:35 AM: Introductory Remarks, Helene GaylePresident & CEO, CARE

8:40 AM: Panel Discussion

       Cindy Dyer, Vice President of Human Rights, Vital Voices Global Partnership

       Neil IrvinExecutive Director, Men Can Stop Rape

       Carla Koppell, Chief Strategy Officer, United States Agency for International Development

       Sujata WarrierDirector - New York City Program, New York State Office for the Prevention of     Domestic Violence

       Moderator: Jonathan CohnSenior Editor, The New Republic

9:40 AM: Keynote Address: U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

10:00 AM: Closing Remarks, Chris Hughes

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Questions? Lauren Zoltick,

Press Inquiries: Annie Augustine,

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When & Where

The Newseum, Knight Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)

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