In honor of International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (Nov. 25), many countries in Latin America and around the world will hold different events. To commemorate this day and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (which goes until Dec. 10th), the State Department is hosting a panel discussion on Monday, Nov. 29th with Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer entitled : “Changing Attitudes: What Men and Boys Can Do to Address and Prevent Violence against Women.”
People around the world can tune in via webcast . For more information and to listen to this webcast, you can click here or utilize the links below. This panel will feature Carol Kurzig, President, Avon Foundation for Women; Ambassador Meera Shankar, Indian Ambassador to the U.S.; Nisha Biswal, Assistant Administrator for Asia, USAID; Anthony Porter, Co-Founder, A Call to Men; and Nandini Azad, Chairperson of the Independent Commission for People’s Rights and Development (ICPRD). The panel will highlight actions that governments, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations are taking to address gender-based violence. A short documentary by the NGO ICPRD will be screened, showcasing how men and boys from rural India are using street plays and performances to change negative attitudes against women.
CHANGING ATTITUDES: WHAT MEN AND BOYS CAN DO TO ADDRESS AND PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Monday, November 29 10:30 EST (15:30 GMT)