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Winter 2017: Global Perspectives

Our symposium this quarter focuses on the importance of integrating global perspectives into efforts to break the culture of sexual assault. We ask: How is sexual assault and sexual violence a localized social problem? How do cultural and community specificities shape efforts to eradicate sexual assault? What are the similarities across cultural contexts? What types of research and collaborations may help us understand the universality of the culture of sexual assault?

On January 26, 2017, Stanford researchers Clea Sarnquist and Mike Baiocchi will discuss the alliance that was formed by a group of researchers at Stanford and a group of Kenyan activists, in an effort to prevent gender-based violence in the unplanned settlements of Nairobi.