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Violence against Women: What can the Media do to Prevent it?

Date: 16 Nov 2015

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: CR2, 1330 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, United States

The IDB has a working agenda with the countries of the region to contribute to the prevention, reduction and attention to the victims of violence against women through loans, technical cooperation grants, policy dialogues, trainings and knowledge products. In the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Department of Institutions for Development and the Division of Institutional Capacity of State are organizing a discussion on the role of the media in preventing and reducing violence against women in the region.

Four renowned journalists will participate:

Jineth Bedoya, Deputy Editor of El Tiempo, Colombia

Steven Dudley, Co-Director, Insight Crime, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

Juliana Faria, Founder, Think Olga, Brazil

Mercedes Gallego, Correspondent, The Courier, Spain

Moderation: Nathalie Alvarado, Coordinator of the Citizen Security and Justice, IDB

The journalists will discuss about the responsibility of the media in disseminating information, creating awareness and influencing the public opinion on Violence Against Women. They will also share their views on the contribution of the media to prevent and reduce violence against women, the situation in their country/region and their particular experience on this critical topic for Latin America and the Caribbean.

A light lunch will be provided.

There will be simultaneous interpretation Spanish-English, both ways. For more information please contact Norma Peña npena@iadb.org

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