What Will It Take to End Violence Against Women: A Dialogue on New Paradigms for Our Era

October 13, 2020 11:00 am Eastern Time

The World Health Organization calls violence against women “a global health problem of epidemic proportions.” Despite increased attention to this issue, the current approach is not working for women and girls, men, or the communities in which they live.

What will it take to end violence against women? This critical conversation brings together leaders from Black Women’s Blueprint and Men Stopping Violence – U.S. organizations that work across borders, genders, and movements – to reimagine models for violence prevention.

This event, sponsored by WomenStrong International, aims to:
1. Reimagine violence prevention through an expansion of existing models.
2. Advance a robust dialogue about the dominant story of masculinity and its consequences for men, women, and all genders.
3. Create space for communities to deliberate and decide the nature of accountability.

Speakers will discuss lessons that guide their work, share concrete examples and models, and create space to envision a new way of approaching anti-violence work.

Farah Tanis, Executive Director, Black Women’s Blueprint
Sevonna Brown, Co-Executive Director, Black Women’s Blueprint
Lee Giordano, Director of Training, Men Stopping Violence
Ulester Douglas, Associate Director, Men Stopping Violence


October 13, 2020
11:00 am Eastern Time - 1:00 pm Eastern Time