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Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women: Linkages to Education, Economic Security, and Health



When: June 11 and 12, 2010

Where: Hunter College, West Wing, East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City

What: A conference to build collaborations to understand the intersections between violence against women and key social investments: the economy, health and education. Convening leaders from business, academia, philanthropy, advocacy, nonprofit and policy communities, the conference provides participants with a better understanding of UNIFEM programs and funded projects, breaking research within the NCRW member center network, and advocacy and policy initiatives. Speakers will highlight a comprehensive approach to end gender-based violence through specific actions, building communities and leadership.

Who should attend: Researchers, Activists, Academics, Business Leaders, Donors and Philanthropists, Policy Makers, Non-Profit Staff and Volunteers, and Students.

Who are the partners: The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) is a network of 120 leading research, policy and advocacy centers committed to improving the lives of women and girls. Harnessing the power of more than 2,000 experts in the United States and among its international affiliates, the NCRW provides the latest research and information to stimulate fully informed debates, effective policies and inclusive practices. With a Corporate Circle of major companies and a Presidents Circle of leaders in higher education, the Council works in partnership with business, academic, non-profit and philanthropic organizations, to generate transformative change, both nationally and globally.

The U.S. National Committee for UNIFEM (UNIFEM-USNC) is one of 18 national committees that support the mission of UNIFEM. Chartered in 1983, the US National Committee expands support and raises funds within the United States for UNIFEM. Through the help of the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, local chapters and members, UNIFEM-USNC proudly supports UNIFEM’s projects in over 100 countries around the globe. Local chapters promote advocacy and education through planned events focused on gaining a broader understanding of issues facing women on a global scale, providing advocacy in the US for issues facing women, and raising funds to support UNIFEM and USNC. UNIFEM (the United Nations Development Fund for Women) provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. Placing the advancement of women’s human rights at the center of all of its efforts, UNIFEM focuses its activities in four strategic areas: (1) reducing feminized poverty, (2) ending violence against women, (3) reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and (4) achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war.

Who is the host: The Women and Gender Study Program, Hunter College, CUNY (City University of New York) hosts this year’s conference, providing facilities and support for this important event.

About the Hunter College Location: Part of the main campus, the West Wing can be found on the southwest corner of the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. The campus is situated within walking distance of Central Park, as well as many of New York’s most prestigious cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Asia Society Museum, and the Frick Collection. Additionally, it has its own No. 6 subway line stop at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

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