Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Mary Ellsberg began international epidemiological studies documenting violence against women and girls as a public health problem more than three decades ago, and today her group is recognized by the World Health Organization as setting the standard for safe and ethical research on this sensitive topic.
Over time they have begun working in many countries, often in conflict settings, to explore what works to reduce levels of violence and exploitation of women. Ellsberg has found that although laws are important, changes in social norms and strong women’s movements are far more important in reducing violence against women around the world. She will review the latest global data and tell stories about progress against violence from countries as different as Uganda, Nicaragua and Australia.