USAID Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell Participates in The New Republic and CARE event on Gender-Based Violence

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 19, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell will participate in a panel discussion on “A Call To Action: Taking A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence” hosted by The New Republic in partnership with CARE.   The event will take place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

One in three females will be the survivor of gender-based violence (GBV) in their lifetime. The global movement to confront GBV has been rejuvenated. In March, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women made commitments to strengthen policies that protect women and implement services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.  The panelists including Cindy Dyer, Vice President of Human Rights at the Vital Voices Global Partnership, Neil Irvin, Executive Director, Men Can Stop Rape, and Sujata Warrier, Director for the New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, will address what it takes to end the cycle of violence. Jonathan Cohn, The New Republic’s Senior Editor will moderate the session.

WHAT:      The New Republic and CARE panel discussion on gender-based violence.     
WHO:  

USAID Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell
Vital Voices Global Partnership’s Vice President of Human Rights Cindy Dyer
Men Can Stop Rape Executive Director Neil Irvin  
Director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Sujata Warrier
The New Republic Senior Editor Jonathan Cohn

WHEN: September 19, 2013 from  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:

The Knight Studio at The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20001

*Press interested in attending, please contact: The New Republic, Director of Communications, Annie Augustine (202) 508-4482 or aaugustine@tnr.com and the USAID Press Office,usaidpressofficers@usaid.gov or (202) 712-4320.

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