News and Events
Women's Studies New Graduate Student Orientation/Informational Meet-and-Greet
Thursday, August 22, 3-5pm
Basement of 837 22nd St. NW (the Women's Studies Building located at the corner of I and 22nd Streets).
Examining Violence Against Women in India: Changes, Challenges and Futures
Sponsored by the Rising Powers Initiative's Asian Economic Challenges series, the Department of Women's Studies, the Global Gender Program, and the Global Women's Institute
Thursday, April 11, 2013
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street, NW; Room 602
Washington, DC 20052
Please RSVP at go.gwu.edu/genderviolence.
Refreshments will be provided
The issue of violence against women in India was catapulted into international visibility with the remarkable media coverage of the gang-rape and subsequent death of a medical student in Delhi that took place on December 16, 2012. This panelist discussion will attempt to tackle such questions as: Why do women in India continue to suffer sexual and gender violence, arguably to increasing degrees? What are the mechanisms available for prevention, and what are the failures that sustain India's rape culture? What are the cultural, economic and political issues at stake?
Kavita Daiya, Associate Professor, Department of English, GW
Deepa Ollapally, Director, The Rising Powers Initiative, GW
Mary Ellsberg, (panelist) Director, Global Women's Institute, GW
Zain Lakhani, (panelist) Graduate Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Moshenberg, (panelist) Director, Women's Studies, Associate Professor of English, GW
Aruna Rao, (panelist) Practitioner-in-Residence, Global Gender Program, Institute of Global and International Studies, GW
The Clara Schiffer Project on Elder Women and Health Care Policy and the GWU Women's Studies Program host:
Thursday, February 21st, at 7 pm
Advancing the health of older women: Collaborating across generations
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Marvin Center (800 21st St. NW), Room 301 at 7 pm
A light reception to follow
The event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to share this announcement with those who have an interest in Elder Women and Health Care Policy.
Advancing promising health policies that would improve the health and well-being of older women is an important challenge for all of us. How can we do this working inter-generationally? What are the challenges and opportunities created by the new Affordable Care Act? What can we do at the local as well as national level? This presentation and conversation will explore these issues.
Judy Norsigian is one of the founders of Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), also known as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective. She has served as Executive Director of the organization since 2001 and is its primary spokesperson. She is an internationally renowned speaker and author on a range of women's health concerns, including women and health care reform, abortion and contraception, childbirth (especially the role of midwifery), sexually transmitted infections, and genetics and reproductive technologies.