Using Data to End Gender-based Violence

Why do we need data? How can we collect it? How can we compel governments to collect, analyze, and share data? How can we use it to end gender-based violence?

Aneesah Abdullah is deeply interested in and passionate about gender equality, human rights, and good governance. She has over 10 years of professional and academic expertise in this regard. As United Nations Country Coordination Officer for The Bahamas, she supports a range of issues linked to gender-related matters including through identifying opportunities to advance the rights of women and girls in The Bahamas. Aneesah holds Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and an MA in Human Rights from the University of London.

Melissa Petrangelo Scaia is the Director of International Training for Global Rights for Women (GRW). At GRW she brings a wealth of experience as the former executive director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP), also known as “the Duluth Model.” She was the executive director of Advocates for Family Peace (AFFP) for 17 years, a local domestic violence advocacy program. She has also led and organized two Coordinated Community Responses (CCR) to address domestic violence in Minnesota.

Eugenia D’Angelo is the Executive Director of MundoSur, coordinator of the Latin American Network against Gender Violence. Eugenia is a lawyer and doctoral student in Human Rights. She is a consultant on gender, human rights and development issues, topics on which she has written several articles.

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