The NNVAWI conference brings together an exemplary group of scholars and advocates engaged in anti-violence work around the globe. Prior to the official conference kick-off, NNVAWI's Pre-conference Symposium on Global Violence against Women will be held on March 4, 2012.
The pre-conference is intended to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration dedicated to anti-violence scholarship and policy change. This symposium offers an international forum on gender-based violence and women's health, with presentations by Tulia Maria Uribe (Colombia), Natalia V. Lokhmatkina (Russia), Ngaropi Diane Cameron (New Zealand), Mirna Perla (El Salvador), and Roszina Karmaliani (Pakistan). The 18th Annual NNVAWI Conference is dedicated to Anne Cary Bankhead, a granddaughter of President Jefferson who suffered abuse by her husband, Charles. Jefferson wrote letters attempting to ensure his granddaughter's safety and provided her refuge from her husband in his home at Monticello. For more information, please visit nnvawi.org.