Events

IVLP: SCA RP – Ending Gender-Based Violence

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is pleased to welcome an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Regional Project for South and Central Asia to Louisville under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State! The program, titled “Ending Gender Based Violence” will take place from March 14th through 17th, 2017. WAC has partnered with World Learning to bring the delegation to Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

 

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVES

The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:

  •  Examine the impact of genderbased violence on families and communities and the benefits of preventing such violence
  • Examine social service agencies involved in gender-based and domestic abuse prevention and treatment and assistance to victims
  • Review treatment program protocols for abusers, from intake to reintegration into the community;
  • Demonstrate public/private partnerships and cooperative efforts to improve community welfare and prevent domestic abuse; and
  • Illustrate various types of public advocacy campaigns.

IVLP: NEA RP – Human and Civil Rights Advocacy and Awareness

IVLP LogoThe World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is pleased to welcome an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Regional Project for Near East and North Africa to Louisville under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State! The program, titled, “Human and Civil Rights Advocacy and Awareness,” will take place from March 12th through 15th, 2017. WAC has partnered with Meridian International Center to bring the delegation to Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Project Objectives

The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:

  • Examine the historical context of human rights advocacy in the U.S., and the contemporary foreign policy issues resulting from the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • Illustrate the influence of human and civil rights activists on policy at the national, state and local levels through lobbying, media, and grassroots campaigns;
  • Explore the role and organizational structure of associations, NGOs, and religious organizations in advancing U.S. civil rights and equal opportunity; and
  • Analyze a variety of human rights concerns related to issues including disability rights, freedom of press/speech/religion, access to education, and due process.