Location: McDonough 202
Date: February 27, 2024

Gender-based violence is a public safety and public health crisis, affecting urban, suburban, rural, and Tribal communities across the United States. Yet for many years, the U.S. Government viewed gender-based violence largely as a global problem, with no coordinated, whole-of-government strategy to combat this scourge at home. That is now changing. Last May, the Biden administration released the first-ever National Action Plan to End Gender Based Violence, a comprehensive strategy designed to strengthen preventive action, coordinate federal government programs, and center the needs and perspectives of survivors. As we look ahead to International Women’s Day on March 8, join the Human Rights Institute and Professor Caroline Bettinger-López, a key architect of the National Action Plan at the Department of Justice, in a discussion about what it will take—from the U.S. government, and from all of us—to realize the vision of an America where all people can live free from gender-based violence in every aspect of their lives. Join us for this conversation with Professor Caroline Bettinger-López to discuss the National Action Plan. Lunch provided by Rasa!