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Finding the Path Forward: Examining Approaches to Address GBV among Displaced Adolescent Girls in the Global South
Adolescent girls have been identified as a population of concern for GBV among conflict-affected displaced communities. This prioritization is reflected in a small, but growing, collection of research and evaluations. However, questions remain on what kinds of interventions are most effective in preventing and responding to GBV for displaced adolescent girls. The purpose of this webinar is to share what we know from program evaluations on caring for the needs of adolescent girls and offer lessons learned for intervention design and implementation moving forward.

This webinar is the final installment in a four-part series focused on the Global Women's Institute's report, "Finding the Path Forward: Identifying research gaps on gender-based violence among conflict-affected refugees in the Global South." You can read the full report at https://bit.ly/2ZQlTKY and learn more about the Building GBV Evidence Program at buildgbvevidence.gwu.edu

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Mary Ellsberg
Executive Director and Founding Director @the Global Women's Institute at the George Washington University
Dr. Ellsberg has more than 30 years of experience in international research and programs on gender and development. Before joining the university in August 2012, Dr. Ellsberg served as Vice President for Research and Programs at the International Center for Research on Women. Dr. Ellsberg’s deep connection to global gender issues stems not only from her academic work, but also from living in Nicaragua for nearly 20 years, leading public health and women’s rights advocacy. She was a member of the core research team of the World Health Organization’s Multi-Country Study on Domestic Violence and Women’s Heath, and she has authored more than 40 books and articles on violence against women and girls. Dr. Ellsberg earned a doctorate in epidemiology and public health from Umea University in Sweden and a bachelor's degree in Latin American studies from Yale University.
Lindsay Stark
Associate Dean for Global Strategy and Programs @The Brown School - Washington University in St. Louis
Lindsay Stark is a social epidemiologist and internationally recognized expert on the protection and wellbeing of women and children in situations of extreme adversity, with more than two decades of experience leading applied research with operational agencies such as UNICEF, UNHCR, International Rescue Committee and the Women's Refugee Commission. Stark measures sensitive social phenomena and evaluates related interventions to reduce violence, abuse and exploitation of women and children. Stark co-directs the Center on Violence and Injury Prevention; holds affiliate appointments with the Institute for Public Health; serves on the editorial boards of PLOS One, BMC Public Health, and Conflict and Health; and has published more than 100 chapters and peer-review articles. Before joining the Brown School, Stark was an associate professor at Columbia University, where she served as director of research for the Program on Forced Migration and Health and director of the CPC Learning Network.
Ekua Yankah
Adjunct Assistant Professor @The Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Sydney
Ekua is a polyglot and thought leader in international development with a passion for young people, health and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has 20+ years of international experience working for UN agencies such as UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast & Central Asia and the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) as part of the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education in Europe. She led the team that developed the landmark first edition of the UN Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education for UNESCO and UNAIDS Co-sponsors in 2009. Ekua holds a PhD in Social Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) and an MPH with a focus on Maternal and Child Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health. She has authored/co-authored numerous book chapters, journal articles, research reports, training manuals and curricula on education, sexual and reproductive health and health innovation.