Gender-based violence (GBV) is first and foremost a violation of human rights, as it has been reflected in international agreements. Furthermore, GBV is global public health issue that may occur in the private sphere of the household, but also in schools, at workplaces, parks and other public places. GBV is an umbrella definition that involves a wide range of expressions of violence, such as Intimate-Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, Violence against LGBTI persons, Trafficking in Human beings, among others.
While GBV is disproportionally affecting women and girls: globally at least one third of all women have been exposed to violence in an intimate relationship, it also affects men and boys. GBV is preventable through a wide range of prevention measures implemented in countries by different actors such as governments, academic institutions, private companies, civil society organizations, etc. In the Prevention of Gender-based violence Workshop, we will analyze real examples of prevention measures, their effectiveness, current data to understanding the magnitude of GBV globally, as a barrier to civic, social, political, and economic participation. Moreover, a participatory learning approach will be fostered, and debates will take place in class about the latest news related to this topic around the globe.
Younger generations certainly play a key role in bringing change to the norms and behaviors linked to GBV and in contributing to shape a future society free from violence, that is why we encourage you all to actively participate in this workshop. Be part of the change!
Calle Cardenal Zúñiga, 12, 40003 Segovia, Spain
Gender Equality and International Development Expert
World Bank Group/IE University
Masters’s Degree in International Relations and ten years of professional experience in the areas of Gender Equality, Public Policy, Institutional Relations, Project Management, Knowledge Management, Communications and more recently in Entrepreneurship, by working in different international, regional organizations and at the University, with proven ability to:
•Mainstream Gender in operational and analytical work in different sectors (i.e. Energy, Transport, Private sector), mainly across the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.
•Manage Development projects in low income countries to promote youth female employment and women's economic empowerment.
•Develop Knowledge Management activities using diverse and innovative tools to promote gender equality.
•Build Client relationships and promoting strategic partnerships through different international programs and initiatives.
•Teaching Courses and Seminars on Gender Equality and Development, Foreign Aid and Social Entrepreneurship, and Project Management to University students.
•Capturing entrepreneurial projects and entrepreneurs interested in business development and growth.