The Role of the Health Sector in Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 19:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
United States Institute of Peace

The integration of the health sector into strategies to prevent and respond to gender-based violence is often lacking. This meeting will address the obstacles to integrating the health sector into preventing and responding to gender-based violence in conflict, and how they can be overcome. Speakers: Heidi Lehmann (Head, Gender-Based Violence Technical Unit, International Rescue Committee), Nancy E. Glass (Associate Professor, Department of Community Public Health), Kathleen Kuehnast (Gender and Peacebuilding Initiative, Centers of Innovation, U.S. Institute of Peace), Leonard S. Rubenstein (Coordinator, Health and Peacebuilding Working Group, U.S. Institute of Peace).