On May 6, 2013, Prevention Innovations, a UNH center devoted to research and practices for ending violence against women, will host a half-day workshop with a group of international visitors from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia and the Ukraine. The workshop is sponsored by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is hosted nationally by FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization, 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 workshop, the group will examine the impact of violence against women on families, communities, and countries and the benefits of preventing violence and advancing women in all sectors; explore laws, programs, and legal and judicial safeguards to combat violence, especially domestic violence, against women; explore examples of how to empower women to impact public policy through participation in civic organizations and through the political process; and preview economic and educational programs and resources for women that aid in establishing independence.
Prevention Innovations will highlight 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 will also present overviews of their important work in empowering women, preventing violence, and supporting survivors on campus.