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Thursday, May 19 • 5:45pm - 6:30pm
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Have you considered the impact of violence against women on business? Safety and wellbeing of women and girls is a key to peace-building efforts everywhere in the world. When violence against women stops, women can prosper and societies can flourish. In the UK alone it is estimated that the economy loses £15 billion annually due to gender-based violence, from start-ups to established corporations. This is why the Womanity Foundation is supporting collaborations that tackle the causes and effects of gender-based violence around the world. In 2016 its Womanity Award will invest in successful approaches that harness ICT and new media to prevent violence against women. This session will showcase 4 successful interventions that are being replicated and scaled up in different parts of the world, to positively influence and change attitudes and behaviours, and therefore catalyze social and economic progress. The audience will also be invited to learn from and contribute to the topic. Eventually, Yann Borgstedt, founder and president of the Womanity Foundation will announce the 2016 Womanity Award Winners, among the 4 teams on the panel.

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Servane Mouazan

CEO, Ogunte CIC
Servane Mouazan has worked for 16 years as a conscious innovation entrepreneur, focusing on gender equality and women's empowerment. She founded Ogunte C.I.C, a certified B-Corp that helps create "a better world, powered by women". Ogunte has supported over 5000 women changemakers, developed the first incubator for women social entrepreneurs in the UK and run the International Women's Social Leadership Awards with over 130 finalists from 23... Read More →

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Lulú Barrera

Broadcaster and Journalist, Luchadoras TV
Mexican journalist and cyber activist Lulú Barrera, is running Luchadoras and Rompeviento TV in Mexico. She fights for Equal Justice for Women. Lulu is a linguist by training, anthropologist because of life, and activist by decision. Luchadoras is a programme dedicated to the life of feminist activists, artists, academics, and journalists that give their life for the promotion and the defence of Women’s human rights
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Dr Anne DeMarle

Director, Emergent Media Center
Ann DeMarle is an expert in learning, games, and emergent technologies. An Apple Distinguished Educator and IBM Faculty Awardee, she became Champlain College’s first Perry Chair after designing its top ranked game degrees. Currently as Associate Dean, she directs the Emergent Media Center, its graduate programs, China partnership, and MakerLab. External project partnerships include: Ford, NEH, RWJ, Xerox, Grassroots... Read More →
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Daysi Flores

Honduras Country Coordinator, Just Associates MesoAmerica
Daysi Flores is Honduras Country Coordinator for Just Associates Network (JASS), which she joined in 2009. She has been a feminist since she was 15 years old, co-founded the Red de Mujeres Jóvenes de Honduras (Young Women’s Network of Honduras) in 1998, and now identifies as an eco-feminist. Daysi is proud member of Feminists in Resistance against the 2009 military coup d’état in Honduras. She is part of Las Petateras... Read More →
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Dr Nancy Glass

Founder, MyplanApp
Dr. Nancy Glass, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health and Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. Dr. Glass conducts multidisciplinary projects in partnership with local experts and communities across diverse global settings, including conflict and post-conflict countries (Somalia, DR Congo... Read More →
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Alex Hache

Project Coordinator, Tactical Tech Collective
At Tactical Tech, Alex coordinates the project "Securing Online and Offline Freedoms for Women: Expression, Privacy and Digital Inclusion." She is a sociologist and a researcher on ICT for the public good, and holds a PhD in social economy. For the last decade, she has been involved in the development of technological sovereignty initiatives for social and political transformation within... Read More →
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Francesco Kaburu

CISP protection program manager for Somalia, CISP
Francesco Njagi Kaburu, PHD on Human Rights Protection at the University of Catania (Italy), coordinates protection programs in Somalia and Kenya for the International Committee for the Development of People (CISP- www.cisp-ngo.org). The programs focus on the rights of women, boys and girls to be protected from grave human rights violations, including Gender Based Violence. Through... Read More →
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Jac Sm Kee

Women's rights coordinator, APC (Association for Progressive Communications )
Jac sm Kee is a feminist activist & writer. She is Manager of the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme. Her areas of focus include internet rights, sexuality, women’s rights, and the creative use of communications technologies for movement building. Jac co-founded the Take Back the Tech! collaborative global campaign on technology-related violence against women, and KRYSS, an organisation working... Read More →
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Katie Pelo

Business Development Coordinator, Grassroot Soccer
Katie first joined Grassroot Soccer in 2013 as a Business Development Intern in Cape Town, South Africa. She was so inspired by the passion of her colleagues and the mission of the organization that she extended her time with GRS in Cape Town until transitioning into her current role in New York at the beginning of 2015. She first heard about GRS from attending a speech given by Tommy Clark and felt so strongly about the organization that she... Read More →
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Antonella Notari Vischer

Director, The Womanity Foundation
After working for over 18 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a field-based delegate and as the main spokesperson, Antonella Notari Vischer entered the microfinance sector as director of corporate communication at BlueOrchard in Geneva from early 2008 until November 2009. From January 2010, she has headed the Womanity Foundation. She also sits on the board of directors of “Geneve roule” and... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 5:45pm - 6:30pm

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