MFJMCE Roundtable:Global epidemic,regional responses:Violence against women in the EU &the Caribbean

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library - GL 220


Panel Discussion on Global epidemic, regional responses:Violence against women in the European Union and the Caribbean

Gender-based violence affects a third of the globe's women. Cultural and ethical-normative, but also structural socio-economic and political factors continue to maintain and at times, exacerbate domestic violence. A panel of experts will discuss measures taken to reduce or eliminate violence against women in Europe and the Caribbean and compare and discuss policy approaches.


  • Celeste Montoya, Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado;
  • Halimah A. F. DeShong, Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Nita Barrow Unit, University of West Indies- Cave Hill, Barbados;
  • Melissa Boissiere, Graduate Student, FIU, M.A./PhD program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (M.A.) and International Relations (PhD).

Moderator: Susanne Zwingel, Associate Professor, Dept. of Politics and International Relations, FIU

This event is free and open to all FIU students

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This event is sponsored by the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies; and co-sponsored by the Politics & International Department, and the Women Studies, FIU