Claire Crooks speaks on panel at 8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention meeting
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Over 250 participants from 50 countries globally joined together in Ottawa on October 19 and 20 for the 8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention meeting. Hosted on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) by the Canadian Government and the Public Health Agency of Canada, this year’s theme was Translating Sustainable Development Goal violence prevention targets into national and local action.
Claire Crooks was invited to speak on a panel of three to discuss the major challenges and solutions to evidence-based interventions that should be scaled up. The focus of the discussion pertained to preventing violence against women and girls – eliminating all forms of violence against all women and girls in public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation. Crooks was accompanied on the discussion panel by Ruchira Tabassum Naved of ICDDR, Bangladesh, and Subhiya Mastonshowva of International Alert, Tajikistan. Audience members also had the opportunity to pose questions and discuss with Mana Herel, Status of Women of Canada as the sessions moderator.
Other discussion topics at the two-day meeting included preventing violence against children, children’s perspectives on violence prevention, preventing elder abuse, school-based violence prevention, preventing homicide, and a snapshot of support for national and global violence prevention efforts. Round-table discussions, presentations, and Q & A periods were also included within many of the sessions.
To learn more about the meeting, topics, and speakers in attendance, click here.