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The tragedy of domestic violence in Latin America

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites you to a conversation with three top experts on preventing domestic violence and abuse in Latin America and the Caribbean, on Tuesday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the IDB headquarters in Washington, DC.

The event, “No More Silence, No More Violence: Three Visions on Preventing Violence Against Women in Latin America,” will feature three panelists with insights into a tragic issue that is frequently overlooked by policymakers, even though domestic violence is often a precursor to other forms of violence and crime.

One in three women in Latin America and the Caribbean have suffered from some form of sexual or physical abuseby their partners, and the cost of violence is estimated at between 1.6 percent and 3.7 percent of the region’s GDP.

The event is open to the public and the press.

Media representatives wishing to attend should pre-register with Mildred Rivera, mildredr@iadb.org, (202) 623-2319.

WHO:
Claudia Paz y Paz, former Attorney General of Guatemala, nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize and creator of the model of integral attention for domestic violence victims

Jineth Bedoya is an editor at Bogota’s El Tiempo newspaper, a victim of sexual and physical violence and creator of the “No es Hora de Callar” campaign

Carlos Echarri is a researcher with El Colegio de México and an expert on violence against women issues. He is author of the book “Feminicide Violence in Mexico 1985-2010”

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Inter-American Development Bank
CR-2
1330 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20577