Changemakers Seeking Solutions for Raising Awareness against Gender-based Violence

Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Young Women's Christian Association

The Campus of Excellence and Ashoka's Changemakers have launched a new competition for preventing violence against women. Under this competition, women's associations, education groups or grassroots-based NGOs implementing most innovative solution around the world for raising awareness and taking action against gender-based violence will be selected for grant support.

The fight against discrimination has made significant gains worldwide, but injustice remains accepted as the cultural norm in many societies. We need your help to identify new approaches that will eliminate sexual, physical, and emotional abuse against women.

We challenge you, as members of the Changemakers global community, to identify and improve the initiatives that arise from this challenge. We invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions, and take advantage of the online feedback to improve your presentation and work. This collaboration is essential to generating solutions and connecting participants with new perspectives, partners, and resources.