Workshop: Finance as a Tool to Address Gender-Based Violence

Criterion Institute invites you to join them for a two-day workshop as we seek to deepen the ability of gender experts and activists to use finance as a social change strategy. Through discussions, small-group workshops, and design sessions, they will equip you to identify opportunities to use finance to further your programs and goals. Insights from these design sessions will inform Criterion’s gender-based violence programming and the development of tools and other resources for dissemination.

Gender-based violence is an epidemic affecting 1 in 3 women worldwide, according to the World Health Organization--which does not include the millions of men, boys, and gender minorities affected by physical, sexual, and emotional abuse on a daily basis.Those numbers, in the language of finance, are material. Like climate change, gender-based violence presents a ubiquitous risk to any industry, company, or geographic market. We can influence how to assess that risk, which data investors see as valuable, and how investors and analysts respond in their analyses, structures, and processes.

Criterion Institute has named gender-based violence as one of our key areas of focus over the next few years and has identified 5 strategies to engage capital markets as one of many approaches necessary to tackle this critical issue. We have run workshops with hundreds of gender and gender-based violence experts, social changemakers, asset holders, asset managers, government agencies, and financial institutions to develop tools and ideas and advocate for using finance to create a future free of violence.

Location: Washington DC, USA

Please click on the link below to register for this workshop if you are able to attend both days.

Monday, March 25, 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (All day)