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

CL File Photo - Gay Pride Parade 2014
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Atlanta Pride, 2014

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:

  1. First, we need to see the immediate reauthorization of the VAWA.
  2. Second, we need the introduction of “misogyny” into the categories that constitute a hate crime.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Her full article is here. Ms. Magazine link here