Beyond #MeToo: What about those in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?

Ann Arbor MI 10-21-2019 10-21-2019

Stories of sexual violence, including sexual assault and harassment, have been inundating the media over the two years. The perpetration of sexual violence underscores the inequality that still exists based on gender and sexual identity. The recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements further emphasize how power imbalances related to identity and professional status hinder the ability of survivors to speak up, seek justice, and begin to heal. My recent research has focused on elevating the topic of sexual violence among youth in low- and middle-income countries, specifically Ghana. Using community-engagement principles, we are amplifying the voices of survivors and those committed to social change to address sexual violence among university students. Specifically, I have worked with a unique team of faculty, students, and administrators to begin to adapt a sexual violence prevention programs from the University of Michigan to universities in Ghana to begin changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to gender equality and sexual violence.

2019-2020 SGDPH Speaker Series

icon to add this event to your google calendarOctober 21, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1680 SPH I (Community Room)
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Sponsored by: Sexual and Gender Diversity in Public Health
Contact Information: SGDPH eBoard (sgdph-board@umich.edu)

Stories of sexual violence, including sexual assault and harassment, have been inundating the media over the two years. The perpetration of sexual violence underscores the inequality that still exists based on gender and sexual identity. The recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements further emphasize how power imbalances related to identity and professional status hinder the ability of survivors to speak up, seek justice, and begin to heal. My recent research has focused on elevating the topic of sexual violence among youth in low- and middle-income countries, specifically Ghana. Using community-engagement principles, we are amplifying the voices of survivors and those committed to social change to address sexual violence among university students. Specifically, I have worked with a unique team of faculty, students, and administrators to begin to adapt a sexual violence prevention programs from the University of Michigan to universities in Ghana to begin changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to gender equality and sexual violence.