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 […]


U.S. Justice System: Protecting Women and Children

Guaranteeing the legal rights of women and children remains a top human rights concern for governments around the world. This multi-regional IVLP exchange featuring 20 law enforcement, governmental, and human rights officials will examine the legal structures that the U.S. judicial system has in place to protect women and children. Meetings with the U.S. Attorney’s […]


Role of NGOs in Promoting Global Women’s Issues

Cleveland has a long-standing history of working toward the continued advancement of women’s rights and gender equality. A rich variety of NGOs and other institutions in Cleveland are dedicated to women’s education and health, including some of the nation’s top health institutions, and focused on growing the role women can and should have as leaders of […]


Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Women’s Economy Empowerment

As part of Asia’s economic boom, women make up nearly half of total business owners. In the majority of countries, migration remains a primary means for securing a livelihood, with female migrant workers often equalling or exceeding the number of men on the move. However, many end up in poorly paid jobs with no protections, […]


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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