Did You Know?
Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses in the world.
As many as one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in some other way – most often by someone she knows, including by her husband or another male family member.
It doesn't have to be this way. Women and men from all walks of life are joining together to help bring an end to these pervasive, and often deadly, acts of violence.
(Excerpt from: http://www.care.org/work/womens-empowerment/violence-against-women)
Join Canopy NWA on March 13th to hear Whitney Griggs, CARE's Regional Advocacy Coordinator, discuss gender-based violence among vulnerable populations such as refugees and migrants. Find out how you can help stop this violence and be a part of the solution.
About the Speaker:
Whitney Griggs is based in Atlanta, GA and serves as CARE’s Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the Southeast (GA, FL, KY, TN, NC, SC, AL, MS, LA, AR, OK). In this role, Whitney implements a regional strategy to mobilize CARE supporters and opinion leaders in order to engage members of Congress around CARE’s mission.
Prior to joining CARE, Whitney served as the Outreach and Engagement Manager at Georgians for a Healthy Future. In her previous role, she managed the organization’s grassroots strategy and implementation plans for various healthcare issue campaigns. Whitney has over eight years of experience organizing diverse constituencies and messaging issues to reach audiences on both sides of the aisle. She holds a dual BS in Psychology and Biology from Clemson University and she is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health with a focus on health education and advocacy at Emory University.