Preventing Violence against Women in East Africa and Beyond

Tid:

Torsdag 10. oktober kl. 17:00-18:30

Sted:
Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo

Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread human rights violations of our time. A staggering one in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. During this event we shed light on the following question: How to prevent violence against women and girls by addressing its root causes? Prevention of violence means changing the social norms that tolerate and allow VAWG to occur. To do this, it is crucial to address the root causes of VAWG: Power Imbalance and Gender Inequality.

PROGRAMME:

  • Welcome and introduction by Ms. Gro Lindstad, Executive Director, FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development
     
  • What is Violence against Women and Girls? What does research say about VAWG prevention? By Ms. Cynthia Khamala Wangamati, Senior Lecturer at the University of Oslo
     
  • Presentation of the main findings of an End Line Study of the first phase of a VAWG programme in Tanzania implemented by Kivulini Women’s Rights Organization and Women’s Promotion Centre in partnership with FOKUS and funded by Norad. The programme employs the internationally recognized SASA! methodology with the aim of preventing VAWG. By Ms. Borghild Berge, Programme Advisor, FOKUS
     
  • Panel discussion on how to prevent violence against women and girls by addressing its root causes moderated by Ms. Gro Lindstad, FOKUS.
    Panelists: Ms. Cynthia Khamala Wangamati, Senior Lecturer at the University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society
    Ms. Grace Bulugu, Coordinator of the FOKUS-Kivulini SASA! Programme, Kivulini Women’s Rights Organization, Tanzania
    Ms. Margot Igland Skarpeteig, Head of the Section for Human Rights, Governance and Fragility at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
    Other panelists to be confirmed.

WELCOME!

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