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Ending Gender-Based Violence


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At least one in three women worldwide will experience some form of violence during their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. The toll of gender-based violence has long been hidden from society, as victims suffer alone out of stigma. Yet, courageous women across the globe are breaking this code of silence. From self-defense classes in Jordan to using film to educate and change culturally harmful practices in Pakistan, women-led initiatives are empowering victims to stand up, speak out, and fight back. Working outside of the media spotlight, and confronting powerful cultural taboos, their task is monumental, but these activists and entrepreneurs are the vanguard of a global movement to call #timesup on the scourge of gender-based violence.


Lina Khalifeh, Founder of SheFighter, Vital Voices Fellow

Samar Minallah Khan, Founder and Director, Ethnomedia

Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices

Moderated by Niamh King, Vice President, Programs and Strategic Content, Chicago Council on Global Affairs


Horizon Pharma
The Frankel Family Foundation
Holthues Trust
Ashley F.T. McCall
Avery McCall

Vital Voices
International Women's Forum

Members $70
Nonmembers $85
Young Professional Members and Students $35
Member Table $650
Nonmember Table $800
(Table includes 10 seats-per table and supports registration for three students)