On June 3rd, ICRW co-hosted “Let’s Raise Our Voices,” an event held in London that brought together leading experts to discuss strategies for preventing violence against women and girls.
Panelists included Mabel van Oranje, advisory committee chair of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage; Nata Duvvury, co-director of the global women’s studies program at the National University of Ireland Galway; and Ravi Verma, director of the ICRW Asia Regional Office.
Lynne Featherstone, Britain’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, delivered the keynote address, and Cherie Blair, former first lady of Britain and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, provided welcoming remarks.
During the event, ICRW also shared new research findings on gender-based violence in India, which has been in the spotlight globally after the fatal rape of a young woman on a bus last December. ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou also gave recommendations for how the global community should invest resources to combat violence against women.