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Upcoming Colloquium: “Intimate Partner Violence: Costs and Consequences for Development”


On Thursday, April 3, 2014 Dr. Nata Duvvury from the National University of Ireland, Galway will present a colloquium in room 115 International Center:

Violence against women is universally recognized as a fundamental rights violation regardless of the cultural context. This normative understanding is the basis of the significant expansion of legal frameworks to address violence against women. However, violence also has significant socio-economic impacts that can potentially undermine development. Discourse that frames violence as a development issue has however been limited in the Global South. Based on a recent review of the links between violence and economic growth prepared for the World Bank, this talk will focus on the economic impacts, both broadly and in particular for countries of the Global South, of intimate partner violence, the most common form of violence against women. The talk will review some of the recent evidence on the macro costs of intimate partner violence and discuss the implications for development. More importantly, a conceptual framework of the links between violence and economic growth will be proposed and some of the methodological challenges faced in empirically establishing the economic impacts will be discussed.

 This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), the Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID), and the Asian Studies Center

 http://gencen.isp.msu.edu/documents/NataDuvvury.pdf