On December 1, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST (21:00 to 22:30 GMT), Embassy Suva will host a digital videoconference with NGO activists and others to discuss the prevention of violence against women, the protection of victims and how to increase social services.
The discussion will be led by Ruth Bennett, public affairs officer in the Office of Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State. The speakers are Jan Langbein, senior policy adviser in the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, and Marylouise Kelley, director of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The featured speakers will discuss ways to promote collaboration at the local and national levels among private and public partners to combat violence. They will also discuss legal, educational, health and infrastructural reforms, as well as offer firsthand observations of their successes and challenges in the field of domestic violence intervention and prevention services.
December 1, 2008 at 9:00am EST
Speakers: Sue Else, President, National Network to End Domestic Violence and Ruth Bennett,
Public Affairs Officer, International Women\'s Issues Office, US Dept. of State
Topic: Taking Action to Combat Domestic Violence: Overcoming Obstacles
Next Broadcast: December 1, 2008 from 4:00pm EST to 5:30pm EST
Speakers: Jan Langbein, Senior Policy Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women, US Dept. of Justice
Marylouise Kelley, Director of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, US Dept. of Health & Human Services
To view the webcast, go to www.cpcwebcast.com/state.
Source: U.S. Department of State