Global Gender Program


International Women's Day - Ending Violence against Women: Inspiring Dialogue & Action

March 04, 2013

Welcome: Aruna Rao, Co-founder and ED of Gender at Work & Practitioner in Residence, Global Gender Program, Elliott School

Keynote Lecture: Jody Williams, Nobel Prize Winner on the Nobel Women's Initiative International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict


Global Gender Forum: Migrant Women Workers in Southeast Asia: Challenges, Programs and Best Practices

October 25, 2012

Keynote Address: Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large, Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State


Panel 1: Challenges in Social Protection of Female Migrant Workers

Jeffrey Wheeler, International Relations Officer, Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor

Jackie Pollock, Executive Director, MAP Foundation (Thailand)

Wenchi Yu, Senior Policy Advisor, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State


Panel 2: Best Practices in Providing Social Protection Services

Malu S. Marin, Executive Director, ACHIEVE (Philippines)

Mai Mai Twe, Program Coordinator, Women’s Exchange (Burma/Thailand)

Timothy Ryan, Regional Program Director for Asia, Solidarity Center


Stepping into Change: Migrant Women Workers in Thailand

The Global Gender Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs, GW, supported the making of a short documentary, Stepping into Change: Migrant Women Workers in Thailand, produced by MAP Foundation. The 13-minute film highlights the conditions faced by Burmese migrant women workers in Thailand and the Women's Exchange program that has helped them.


Global Gender Forum: Women and Girls: Forces for Creating Disaster-Resilient Societies

October 11, 2012

On October 13th, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) commemorates the millions of women and girls who make their communities more resilient to disasters and climate risks. This event engages academics and practitioners to share stories of initiatives in disaster risk reduction and recovery by women and girls across the world.


Panel 1

Keynote Speaker:
Carla Koppell
, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, USAID

Anita Malley, Acting Senior Displacement and Policy Protection Advisor, USAID

Leora Ward, Women's Protection and Empowerment Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee

Sarah Williamson, Humanitarian Consultant

Milad Pournik, Research Associate, Global Gender Program


Panel 2

Jane Henrici, Study Director, The Institute for Women's Policy Research

Margaret Arnold, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank

Andrea Burniske, Director of the GIRL Project, Save the Children

Milad Pournik
, Research Associate, Global Gender Program




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