SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: Gender-Based Violence Intervention

February 18, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:12 am

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications

In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with Professor Louisa Gilbert (bio), to talk about the work that has consumed much of her professional career: developing interventions for gender-based violence—violence that is directed at an individual based on his or her biological sex or gender identity. Gilbert will explain that one of her interventions, known as Project WINGS, which was originally developed for women who use drugs in community corrections in New York City, is now scaling up for implementation globally—initially, in Kyrgyzstan, India, Ukraine and Georgia. At the same time, WINGS is being tested for its effectiveness in helping other key affected populations of women, including women who engage in sex work and women who are migrants or internally displaced. NOTE: Danil Nikitin (bio), a CSSW alumnus who recently received a UNDP grant to scale up WINGS as a community-level intervention and develop a WINGS app, may join the episode via Skype (to be confirmed).