The “End Violence Against Women International Conference” will be held next month in Chicago. The conference is scheduled for April 11-13, 2011 at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare, which is located at 5300 North River Road, in Rosemont, Illinois.
According to the conference’s promotional materials, traditionally, participants at this event include but are not limited to: law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others.
The conference marketing materials indicate that the event will highlight promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. The conference agenda, brochure, registration, and hotel information are available on the agency’s website.
With the goal of changing the community’s response to sexual violence, End Violence Against Women International (EVAW) focuses on connecting professionals and strengthening the community’s response system. EVAW seeks to bring together the diverse set of professionals that respond to victims of violence against women to share lessons learned with goal of strengthening the entire system via a better understanding of each component.
According to EVAW’s website, the agency’s collaborative work is focused on creating: a compassionate response for the victim, a more aggressive prosecution of the perpetrator, and a more secure environment for communities everywhere.
End Violence Against Women International is a private nonprofit that provides expertise, resources, and tools on violence intervention and prevention. The agency also offers opportunities for collaborative learning for professionals who work in the criminal justice response system. This includes but is not limited to the annual conference. According to the agency’s website, the overarching objective of EVAW’s annual international conference is to connect and educate professionals that respond to victims of violence.
For further information regarding this upcoming event, you should visit EVAW’s website at http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=9. Source:http://www.evawintl.org.
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