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 […]


IVLP Gold Stars: Rosana Schaack

Ms. Rosana Schaack, an alumna from the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP exchange in 2006, will return to the U.S. as part of the “Gold Stars’: Alumni Connecting the World” program. Ms. Schaack, a native of Liberia, is the executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK), a nonprofit that focuses on the […]


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 […]


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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