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In observance of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day, we will be hosting a panel discussion event bringing together female international development and gender experts discussing the causes and implications of Violence Against Women globally and the use of activism as a tool for social change; with topics ranging from activism in the fight for sexual and reproductive rights for women; to digital and media activism and the power of storytelling in the ‘me too’ era.
Our panellists will provide a gendered lens on the issues women can face navigating a career in international affairs including gaining entry into the field and overcoming social barriers which particularly effect women operating in this space such as violence within international development.
In recognition of this global pandemic and in line with our mission to empower women and enable gender equity in careers in international affairs, this event focuses on overcoming violence and abuse against women globally through activism and career pathways into gender and development.
Panellists will represent a variety of sectors including human rights to academia, peace building and community organizing to provide the audience with cross-sectoral insight on career pathways into activism, gender and development and shed light on the global issue of Violence Against Women.
Each panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.
A drinks and food reception will be served upon arrival and the event will be followed by a networking session.
Doors open at 18:00 for a 18:30 start.
We have guest speakers from the following organisations lined up to attend the event:
Save the Children;
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage;
Social Development Direct;
British Youth Council;
Equal Measures 2030.
Names and details of the speakers will be released closer to the event date. Please see our social media platforms for the speaker announcements.
How to secure your ticket?
Please note that any tickets purchased on this platform only enable you to express an interest in attending the event and do not secure your entry into the event.
To secure your ticket to this event please visit our official event page on ticket tailor: http://buytickets.at/wianwomenininternationalaffairsnetwork/316235.
Prices start at £17.
What is included in the ticket price?
The ticket price includes admission into the event and the two panel discussions; access to the food and drinks reception and a networking session with the panel and other stakeholders in the gender and international development sector.
Who should attend this event?
All are welcome to attend this event. However, this event is highly relevant to current students as well as women working in or interested in working in international affairs and particularly interested in careers in advocacy, women's rights, human rights, gender and policy.
Those who are interested in the global issue of Violence Against Women and who would like to enhance their knowledge about its causes and forms around the world, the relation between Violence Against Women and gender equality as well as how activism can act as a tool for social change, would also benefit from attending this event.
About the Organisation
Women in International Affairs Network (WIAN) is a digital platform disrupting the way society talks about gender, youth equality and career development in the international sector. We’re a social enterprise, and act as a resource hub and mentoring initiative for the next generation of female professionals through our annual mentorship programme and tailored career and lifestyle content.
For more information, please follow our social media platforms:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wianetwork_?lang=enLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/women-in-international-affairs-network/
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