Violence Against Women and Girls and the Sustainable Development Goals: Accelerating efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda

Feb 24 2020 Posted: 13:09 CST

Violence Against Women and Girls and the Sustainable Development Goals: Accelerating efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda

ILAS Auditorium

National University of Ireland, Galway

March 11th, 7-9pm

SDG2030 Agenda has established an explicit target to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in public and private spheres. With just a decade left to achieve this goal, considerable work must still be done.

This event, held during the week of International Women’s Day, will present new research, from the DFID funded global What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Programme,  that highlights  the significant economic and social impacts of VAWG.  In particular the research demonstrates the magnitude of the loss of productivity, agency and well-being that violence imposes on women, their families, businesses, communities, and the overall economy. The findings highlight this impact in a new light and showcase that the cost of inaction could potentially constrain economic growth and limit our ability to achieve the SDG 2030 gender equality goals. In recognition of these impacts, promising response are being developed within the business community, who are emerging as new actors in the fight to tackle violence against women and girls.  The discussion draws together voices from academic, business, and women’s organisations to reflect on the efforts needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda on gender equality.

Speakers:

      Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President of the National University of Ireland, Galway

      Dr. Nata Duvvury, Director, Centre for Global Women’s Studies/ Principal Investigator, What Works to Prevent Violence: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG

      Dr. Srinivas Raghavendra, Lecturer, Discipline of Economics/Co-PI, What Works to Prevent Violence: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG

      Dr. Stacey Scriver, Lecturer, Centre for Global Women’s Studies/Project Coordinator, What Works to Prevent Violence

      Ms. Lindsey Block, Ethical Trade Controller- Solutions, Ethical Trade, Primark UK

      CEO, Safe Ireland

      Launch of a short film based on the study: Visible Scars, Invisible Harm

This event is free and open to all, but spaces are limited. Please register with Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/95338069733

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