Humanitarian Forum: Gender-based violence in emergency settings

When society breaks down due to war or disaster, women and girls are often the first to feel it. This forum focuses on gender-based violence in regions undergoing conflict or other types of emergencies via two panels.

When #MeToo Meets War” explores how violence against women is enhanced by combat, famine, drought, ethnic hostility and other emergencies. Humanitarian and other experts will discuss transgressions ranging from rape to intimate partner violence and child marriage.

A second panel, “Hidden Emergency: Sex Trafficking From Conflict Zones to Atlanta,” centers on women and girls who are forced into the sex trade from humanitarian settings. With Atlanta being a major hub for sex trafficking, the issue takes on particular local urgency.

When: October 19, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.
Where: Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health,
Claudia Nance Rollins (CNR) Auditorium: 1518 Clifton Rd NE
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When #MeToo Meets War” Panelists:

Laura Huber | Doctoral Candidate in Political Science | Emory University
Michelle Hynes | Epidemiologist | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Response and Recovery Branch
Beirne Roose-Snyder | Director of Public Policy | Center for Health and Gender Equity
Valérie Gruhn | Hospital Nurse Manager | Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

Hidden Emergency: Sex Trafficking From Conflict Zones to Atlanta” Panelists:

Rachel Harmon | Doctoral Candidate in Political Science | Emory University
Jan Lennon | Director of Security | Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Mike McCarthy | CNN International | Senior VP & General Manager
Ouleye Warnock | Senior Human Trafficking Fellow | City of Atlanta, Office of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

This forum is co-organized by the press office at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Emory University’s Center for Humanitarian Emergencies and Institute for Developing Nations.

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