2020 Vision Conference Keynote: Melanne Verveer on economic development, women's health, and violence against women (video)
This resource presents the keynote address of Melanne Verveer, United States' first Ambassador at large for Women's Issues (2009 - 2013), and current Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security. Verveer speaks on the paramount importance of women for economic development in the Global South, struggles to end violence against women worldwide, the role of men in combating violence against women, and the importance of women's health and reducing maternal mortality.
2020 Vision: Mobilizing for Women's Rights and Ending Violence Against Women, a symposium co-organized by Women's Learning Partnership and the Social Research Journal from the New School for Social Research, was held during the 2010 annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 2010 marked the 15th anniversary of the 1995 Beijing Conference, as well as the 10th anniversary of the founding of WLP. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss strategies for the global women's movement over the next ten years.