Ending Gender-Based Violence

International visitors will travel to Cleveland to review best practices in providing care to victims of violence and the legal process for prosecuting and trying domestic violence cases in court. Meetings and in-depth discussions with social service agencies, healthcare facilities, law enforcement, and domestic relations courts will highlight efforts to prevent gender-based violence and enhance […]

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Empowering Communities Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

International visitors from Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe will travel to Cleveland to review best practices for preventing domestic and sexual violence and strategies for ensuring victims’ rights. Meetings will focus on legal services for victims of domestic violence; improving accountability in Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) examinations; and encouraging good […]

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Challenges in Education

The promotion of fair, accountable, and safe education systems is a shared goal across the world. In a project for Mozambican educators, education officials, and officials from the judicial sector, this IVLP will address the following issues in the U.S. context: sexual harassment and abuse, academic integrity, student admissions, plagiarism, and financial management fraud. Meetings […]

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Best Practices in Reducing Gender-Based Violence

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is proud to be hosting visitors from India for the program “Best Practices in Reducing Gender Based Violence.” Visitors’ experiences in Cleveland will illuminate the intersection of gender-based violence with training for medical professionals and first responders to accurately respond to instances of GBV,  the role of the judicial […]

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Women’s Rights and Countering Domestic Violence

Cleveland will be hosting 10 visitors from Afghanistan for a program focused on addressing and preventing the issue of violence against women.  Visitors come from a range of fields including law enforcement, civil society, and government.  They will learn best practices on countering domestic abuse, protecting the rights of victims, and exploring initiatives to promote […]

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