Launch of the GWI & IRC Report on South Sudan at GWU

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Event Description: 

Please join the Global Women's Institute (GWI) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) as we officially unveil our research on gender-based violence during times of conflict and crisis in South Sudan. If you can't join us in person, follow us on Facebook live!

As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this project is the first of its kind to capture population-based prevalence data on violence against women and girls in a conflict setting. The findings from this groundbreaking study will be used to inform international policy and priorities.


President Thomas LeBlanc, The George Washington University, will welcome the guests.

Dr. Mary Ellsberg, Director of GWI, will present the research findings.

Rt. Hon. David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC, will deliver the keynote address.

Dr. Imani M. Cheers, Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs at GW will moderate a panel discussion, which will include:

  • Hon. Jehan Mechak Deng, Board Member of the South Sudanese Women's Empowerment Network

  • Valentino Achak Deng, Founder of the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation

  • Dr. Jodi Nelson, Senior Vice President for Policy and Practice at the International Rescue Committee

  • Hon. Susan Page, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General and Chief of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti and first US Ambassador to South Sudan

Leslie Jacobson, Professor of Theatre at GW and GWI Affiliated Faculty member, will present an original performance by GW theatre students.

Following the event, please join us for a short reception.

We will be streaming on Facebook live.

#16Days2017 #WhatWorks #SouthSudan

@GWUGlobalWomen @theIRC @WhatWorksVAWG

The event is free and open to the public, but for security reasons and because space is limited, please register for the event in advance.

This event is co-sponsored by the Elliott School for International Affairs at the George Washington University.

Bett's Theatre, Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States