On March 22, 2016, the GBV task force held the first event in an exciting year-long series on Gender-Based Violence and Youth. Over the course of 2016, this USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health funded learning will feature presentations and discussions focusing on GBV in the context of life course and developmental stages of adolescents with the goal of providing a space for dialogue among child rights advocates and gender-based violence and women’s health and rights advocates. The kick off event explored the prevalence of childhood violence, impacts on reproductive health and well-being, and promising approaches for a way forward.
Featured guest speakers:
Susan Hillis, PhD, Senior Advisor for Global Health in the Office of the Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Rebecka Lundgren, PhD, Director of Research for the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University.