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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 11:15

Dr Nata Duvvury was an expert advisor at the High Level Discussion on Economic Costs of Violence against Women (VAW) at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Dr Nata Duvvury, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Global Women’s Studies at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and PI of the What Works: Economic and Social Costs of Violence project, was an expert advisor at the High Level Discussion on Economic Costs of Violence against Women (VAW) at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Dr Duvvury’s groundbreaking work on the costs of violence against women has gained international recognition, cited by Hilary Clinton, Mary Robinson, World Bank economist Caren Grown, by UN Women, and international donor agencies and cited in numerous journal articles.  Speaking ahead of the event, Dr Duvvury said: “Violence against women is a fundamental human rights violation, a priority public health issue and a development issue with significant implications for economic growth".  For more information click here.

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