Part Two - Global Epidemic: The U.S and Around the World
In the US, on May 23, 2014, a young gunman who had posted a video and published a manifesto of his grievances against women at his school went on a killing spree in Isla Vista near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara killing six people. In Canada from 1980-2012 there were 1,181 murdered or missing First Nations women. Some 120 of the homicides remain unsolved and another 105 women are officially missing. Last year the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan found that 869 Pakistani women were victims of femicide, so-called “honor killing.” The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2014) recently presented results from interviews with 42,000 women in 28 member nations revealing the extent of abuse suffered by women at home and work and in public and cyberspace and the massive underreporting of it.
In this session we will use global and macro perspectives to explore the scope and scale of VAW/G and how the misogyny and male dominance embedded in cultures around the world and the indifference of many have perpetuated physical, sexual, and emotional violence against women and girls by both intimate partners and others.
When: Wednesday, September 17th
Time: 9 AM - 10 AM