2nd Summit of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women

On November 26, the Avon Foundation for Women, Brazil’s Avon Institute and Vital Voices hosted the 2nd Summit of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women in Brasilia, Brazil. Read the press release.

Global Partnership delegates came together to exchange best practices and advance the dialogue on violence against women and human trafficking. This platform was groundbreaking in its cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary, and international focus that included experts on domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking. Panels and working sessions brought together the experience of criminal justice professionals, private sector stakeholders, NGO leaders and social service providers. Delegates came from nine countries (including Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, India, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the U.S.) as practitioners and thought leaders in the struggle to end violence against women.

NGO service providers Patricia Olamendi Torres (Mexico), Sujatha Kalagadda (India) and Anastasiya Ermolaeva (Russia) were joined by moderator Jan Langbein (center right) in the panel discussion “Best Practice: Ensuring Comprehensive Victim Services.”

 

The Summit was opened by a conversation with