"What Men and Boys Can Do to Address and Prevent Violence Against Women"

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
November 29, 2010

In commemoration of the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, running November 25 through December 10, the Department of State hosted a panel of experts speaking on the critical role of men and boys in addressing this global endemic problem.

Panelists for the discussion on "Changing Attitudes: What Men and Boys Can Do to Address and Prevent Violence against Women" included: Ambassador Meera Shankar, Indian Ambassador to the U.S.; Nisha Biswal, Assistant Administrator for Asia, USAID; Anthony Porter, Co-Founder, A Call to Men; Nandini Azad, Chairperson of the Independent Commission for People's Rights and Development (ICPRD), and Carol Kurzig, President, Avon Foundation for Women. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's IssuesMelanne Verveer was the moderator for the discussion. The panel highlighted actions that governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations are taking to address gender-based violence.



Marie-Sophie H.
Florida, USA
November 28, 2010

Marie-Sophie G.H. in Florida writes:

Before we address the subject matter as "some alien cause", better start focusing in our own backyards right here right now.It's called for in ...America!

November 29, 2010

John in Indonesia writes:

live in harmony in our family, no violence at all, positive thinking, hoping that our neighbour will see and copy us.

District Of Columbia, USA
November 30, 2010

Gary in Washington DC writes:

I agree that men and boys play critical roles in addressing the violence against women, and the government and NPOs should keep educating males to respect and protect the legal rights of women. However, I also think that the government should take more actions to protect women's right while educating males, because education is a long process. Government can develop more comprehensive laws to protect women's rights in all aspects of their lives, install more suvillian cameras at the districts that more gender-based violences have happened, develop a safe transportation specially for women during the night.


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