Three Models for Combating Gender-Based Violence With Ché Nembhard, Promundo / Manhood 2.0 Program; Jessica McCarihan, A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park / Chicago Says No More organization; Dr Jonathan Shepherd, Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, learn about the successful program models that have helped combat gender-based violence in the United States.
Join our discussion with three experts on Wednesday, November 25, from 7:00-8:00 pm Moscow time.
Ché Nembhard, Promundo / Manhood 2.0: Manhood 2.0 is a gender-transformative initiative to engage adolescent boys and young men in reflecting on the impacts of harmful gender norms in the United States. Ché Nembhard is a Program Associate at Promundo-US. He supports the team in trainings on Promundo’s methodologies to engage young men and women in gender equality in the United States. He works on project implementation, generating new tools centered on the promotion of healthy masculinities, and proposal development.
Jessica McCarihan, A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park / Chicago Says No More: Chicago Says No More organization initiated a program to educate salon professionals to recognize the signs of abuse. Through the organization’s initiative, the state of Illinois now requires salon workers to take one hour of training every two years to recognize the signs of abuse and assault and to provide resources for help. Jessica McCarihan is a member of the Steering Committee of Chicago Says No More and a trained advocate for victims of domestic violence. She is the President of A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park, a domestic violence agency providing community based support to individuals and families in need.
Dr. Jonathan Shepherd/Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention: The Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention provides a way for communities to gain a clearer picture about where violence is occurring by combining and mapping both hospital and police data on violence. The Cardiff Model provides a straightforward framework for hospitals, law enforcement agencies, public health agencies, community groups, and others interested in violence prevention to work together and develop collaborative violence prevention strategies. Dr. Jonathan Shepherd pioneered the Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention in the UK, which has been adopted in the United States by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Shepherd directs the Violence and Society Research Group at Cardiff University. His research on clinical decisions, community violence and alcohol harms have had substantial impact on practice, policy and legislation internationally.