NEWSBRIEF: Ms Magazine - 4 Steps to Reduce Gender Violence
Piece in Ms. Magazine - After Atlanta: Four Steps to Building a Future Free of Racism and Gender-Based Violence
Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis is on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Hillary Clinton Fellow on Gender Equity at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
Her recommendations are:
- First, we need to see the immediate reauthorization of the VAWA.
- Second, we need the introduction of “misogyny” into the categories that constitute a hate crime.
- Third, it is important that we bring a more nuanced understanding of the intertwined nature of racism and gender-based violence to all policies and programs.
- Fourth, we also need to see greater engagement and involvement of minority groups and culturally specific groups in the design and delivery of programs to address gender-based violence.