Sponsored by the AEIF-2021 Fund through the US Embassy Port of Spain, the GPS (Governance, Peace & Security) Women and Girls “EmpoWomen” Summit is a Virtual Experience Across Borders. It provides empowerment, advocacy and raises awareness of the plight of women and girls across borders by documenting similarities and differences and promoting Gender-based Violence Prevention and Gender Equality in Governance. This project will include 3 components: 1-day Focus Group Discussion, 5-day Workshop, and 5-day Global Summit. Implementation will also include a global pedagogical experiential knowledge-share and undertakes a comparative international process of learning, knowledge and skills transfer across 3 Continents: Africa (Ghana & Kenya), Asia (India & Sri Lanka), and the Caribbean (Bahamas & Trinidad and Tobago).
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We want to thank our partners at the US Embassy Port of Spain and our sponsors at the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, United States of America.
How does a community’s social norms promote physical violence against women and girls, sexual gender-based violence, and domestic and intimate-partner violence?
How does social phenomena such as State and community (in)action, patterns of gang formation and prevailing gender relations influence its intensity?
How can this context be changed, with masculine cultures normalizing lethal violence against women and girls, and how might potential protagonists deviate positively through mediation to resist the lure of sexual and gender-based violence?
What lessons learned might the Caribbean, Africa and South Asian States that have experienced these challenges, and are at different stages in their own ‘transitions to violence’ share with each other in advancing the roles of women in peace, security, and governance through a virtual GPS Women and Girls “EmpoWomen” Summit across borders.
To provide empowerment, advocacy and raise awareness on the plight of women and girls across borders by documenting similarities and differences in promoting Gender-based Violence Prevention and Gender Equality in Governance by convening a virtual GPS Women and Girls “EmpoWomen” Summit across borders using the following S.M.A.R.T. objectives. Specifically, at the end of this project we aim to:
On behalf of our International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) 2016 Alumni we would love to take this opportunity to welcome you to our inaugural GPS Women and Girls “EmpoWomen” Summit Virtual Experience Across Borders.
Mtima Solwazi, MSc
He is the Project Lead and is responsible for the coordination of the project and for leading the locality of TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. He is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Oral Tradition ROOTS Foundation.
Kendra Bowe J.P
She is the Project Co-Lead and is responsible for coordinating the Project and for leading the locality of BAHAMAS. She is the Executive Director of The Rite of Passage Project.
Honorable Ibrahim Sane
He is the Project Local Lead and is responsible for leading the locality of KENYA.
Nana Tseasewaa III, Queen Mother Gwira Akyinim-Elmina
HRH is the Project Local Lead and is responsible for leading the locality of GHANA.
Dr. Rityusha Tiwary
She is the Project Local Lead and is responsible for leading the locality of INDIA.
Attorney Shihar Hassan
He is the Project Local Lead and is responsible for leading the locality of SRI LANKA.
Monday 22nd - Friday 26th Nov, 2021 at 4:00pm Local Time (in commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25).
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