Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
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The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs program on Global Health and Medicine presents Gender-Based Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: reflections on the prevalence, prevention of, and policy response to this public health and human rights crisis, with Sophie Morse, Philip R. Lee Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco and Women’s Health Policy Researcher.

Violence against women (VAW) remains an urgent public health and human rights crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) because various adverse health and social consequences result from experiences of violence. In this talk, she will present regional prevalence estimates for LAC and discuss prevention strategies and policy responses to VAW in the region and globally. Mexico, where 43.9% of women over age 15 have reported experiencing violence in their current or past relationships, will be used as a case study to examine how the health system can respond to violence and some of the challenges countries face when addressing this problem.

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Sponsored by:
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs; Political Science; International & Global Studies; Gender, Sexuality, & Fem Studies; Global Health Minor Program

Contact Organizer

DeFoor, Margaret
(802) 443-5324