GW’s Global Women’s Institute is releasing the first large-scale research project with data about the prevalence of violence against women and girls in South Sudan.
The research team from the George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute and the International Rescue Committee plan to unveil the results of their groundbreaking new study, “No Safe Place: A Lifetime of Violence for Conflict-Affected Women and Girls in South Sudan” this week.
This is the first large-scale research project to provide data on the prevalence of violence against women and girls in South Sudan, where women and girls are struggling to survive violence in the home and in the community in a country riddled with conflict and war. GWI began a five-year research project on the subject in 2014.
The event will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Betts Theatre in the Marvin Center. After the presentation, experts on the issue and the region will participate in a panel discussion to explore ways to address the ongoing problem of violence against women and girls in South Sudan and other conflict settings. The Right Honorable David Miliband, president and CEO of the IRC, will give a keynote address.
Those who wish to attend the event are asked to register in advance.