November Monthly Update
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Having just celebrated Thanksgiving here in the United States, I want to express how thankful we are for each and every one of you, as each of us has a role in the betterment of society and the world. Looking back at November, we observed and honored International Men’s Day, Veterans Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We also kicked off the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence via a social media Twitter campaign and will host an event on December 10th to commemorate the end of the 16 Days and Human Rights Day. See details below, and please check out our Twitter and blog to read more about how we are participating to #OrangeTheWorld.
On November 18th, we hosted an event sharing RTI research on men and boys to commemorate International Men’s Day. These two presentations focused on supporting male survivors of violence, which you can learn more about below.
As always, please let me know if you would like to give a talk on your gender-based research at one of our upcoming events. I look forward to sharing more with you about what our internal affiliates have been up to this month in the RTI Global Gender Center below. We are rocking!
Please be safe!
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International Men’s Day Presentation
Affiliates Drs. Stephanie Hawkins and Darrig Brown presented on their Supporting Male Survivors of Violence Initiative. This five-year initiative evaluated 12 different programs that supported young men of color following experiences of violence, expressing the importance of having culturally relevant services and curricula. We also heard from Dr. Katherine Karriker-Jaffe about her work examining how behavioral competencies are linked to the development of alcohol use disorder in young men during emerging adulthood. You can read more about Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Brown’s project here, and you can read about Dr. Karriker-Jaffe’s project here. Over 30 people attended this presentation.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 I 11:30AM – 1:00PM EST
Virtual via Zoom
RTI researchers in the Global Public Health Impact Center (GPHIC) present on their cross-cutting and cross-cultural HIV research around the world, with testimonials from individuals on the ground and in the field.
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This two-part event will commemorate both the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence and Human Rights Day. RTI Global Gender Center researchers and affiliates will lead presentations surrounding gender-based violence in relation to mental health and intersectional factors, the energy sector, and in the classroom in a local to global context.
PART I: 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST
Welcome & Event Kickoff
(Dr. Wendee Wechsberg, Director, RTI Global Gender Center & Guest)
PART II: 2:00 – 3:40 PM EST
2:00 PM Gender-Based Violence and Mental Health among Black Adolescents and Young Women (Dr. Courtney Peasant Bonner, Research Clinical Psychologist, RTI)
2:30 PM Advancing Gender Equity in the Energy Sector in Rwanda: A response to GBV in the Workplace (Ana Perez, Senior Technical Gender Advisor, Energy;
Associate Director, RTI Global Gender Center)
3:00 PM Journey through Uganda: Addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence
(Julianne Norman, Education Analyst, RTI)
3:40 PM Closing
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