Follow-up Expert Meeting: Intersections between violence against children and violence against women

Practitioners, researchers and funders – working to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) and violence against children – will gather at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), 10-11 March 2016.

Despite substantial evidence about their overlap, violence against women and children have often been addressed in isolation by researchers, policy makers and programmes. The exploration of the intersections between these types of violence is emerging. This nascent field has the potential to shape the future of violence prevention.

The Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) and the Know Violence in Childhood Global Learning Initiative will host this follow-up expert meeting for mutual exchange between these interconnected fields. During the two-day meeting, the group will:

  • present and discuss findings from the series of papers that were commissioned after the first Expert Meeting in London in April 2015
  • develop a series of recommendations for the advancement of a more integrated research and prevention programming agenda for improved prevention of violence against women and children

Professor Charlotte Watts, LSHTM, and Alessandra Guedes, Pan American Health Organization/WHO Regional Office for the Americas (PAHO), will convene this follow-up meeting of experts.

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