Culture Change at the Peace Corps
Empowering Volunteers to Report Sexual Assault
Thursday April 2, 2015
2nd Floor Conference Room
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Over the last few years, the Peace Corps has implemented a series of new policies and procedures aimed at reducing risks for volunteers and providing support and guidance to volunteers who experience, witness, or report sexual assault. Following the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act, Peace Corps’ global Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response program is working to create an environment in which volunteers feel protected when reporting the crime and empowered to come forward and seek support.
Please join us on April 2 for a panel discussion on the impact of these efforts and progress made by the Peace Corps since the program’s full implementation in September 2013. Our panel will include Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of the Peace Corps, and Susan Smith Howley, Director of Public Policy at the National Center for Victims of Crime. Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of CSIS will provide opening remarks, and Talia Dubovi, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate.
The event will be webcast live at Smartglobalhealth.org/live.
Special thanks to Tino Calabia (Peru 1963-65) for his ‘heads up’ about this event.