International Group on Campus for Workshop on Violence Against Women

International Group on Campus for Workshop on Violence Against Women

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

International visitorsOn May 6, Prevention Innovations: Research and Practices for Ending Violence Against Women (http://www.unh.edu/preventioninnovations/) sponsored a half-day workshop with an  international victors group from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia and the Ukraine. 

The workshop was sponsored by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and was hosted nationally by FHI 360 and locally by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. The visitors are part of a regional project for Europe, "Empowering Women Against Domestic Violence".

During the group's two day visit, they examined the impact of violence against women on families, communities, and countries and the benefits of preventing violence and advancing women in all sectors; explored laws, programs, and legal and judicial safeguards to combat violence, especially domestic violence, against women; explored examples of how to empower women to impact public policy through participation in civic organizations and through the political process; and previewed economic and educational programs and resources for women that aid in establishing independence.
 
Prevention Innovations members Jane Stapleton, Sharon Murphy and Bobby Eckstein  highlighted their cutting edge research, prevention strategies to end sexual and relationship violence and stalking, and researcher/practitioner collaborations. The Women's Studies Program, the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) and UNH Health Services also presented overviews of their important work in empowering women, preventing violence and supporting survivors on campus.