Free

Launch of the GWI & IRC Report on South Sudan at GWU

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Bett's Theatre

Marvin Center

800 21st Street NW

Washington, DC 20052

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Please join the Global Women's Institute (GWI) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and we officially unveil our research on gender-based violence during times of conflict and crisis in South Sudan.


As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this project is the first of its kind to capture population-based prevalence data on violence against women and girls in a conflict setting. The findings from this groundbreaking study will be used to inform international policy and priorities.



President Thomas LeBlanc, George Washington University, will welcome the guests.

Rt. Hon. David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC, will deliver the keynote address.

Dr. Mary Ellsberg, Director of the GWI, will present the research findings.

Dr. Imani Cheers, Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs, at GWU will moderate a panel discussion, which will include:

  • Valentino Achak Deng, Founder of the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation

  • Hon. Jehan Deng, Board Member of the South Sudanese Women's Empowerment Network

  • Jodi Nelson, Senior Vice President for Policy and Practice at the International Rescue Committee

Leslie Jacobson, Professor of Theatre at GWU and GWI Affiliated Faculty member, will present an original performance by GWU theatre students.



Following the event, please join us for a short reception.


The event is free and open to the public, but for security reasons and because space is limited, please register for the event in advance.

This event is co-sponsored by the Elliott School for International Affairs at the George Washington University.

Elliott School logo


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Bett's Theatre

Marvin Center

800 21st Street NW

Washington, DC 20052

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved