Centro Presente and The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School present: The Invisible Crisis: the Female Face of Forced Migration.

Date: 
March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Harvard University, HKS Littauer Building, room 150,
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA., MA

Centro Presente and The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School present:
The Invisible Crisis: the Female Face of Forced Migration.

Documentary screening and discussion.

WHEN: Thursday, Mach, 23 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Harvard University, HKS Littauer Building, room 150, 79 JFK Street Cambridge, MA.

The world is confronting a global refugee crisis of unprecedented levels as hundreds of thousands are forced to flee their homes to find refuge from violence. While the images of war refugees fleeing the Middle East for Europe and North America fill the news, the stories of those fleeing epidemic levels of violence, including gender-based violence, in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have been untold and rendered invisible.

A study conducted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees found that women face a startling degree of violence that has a devastating impact on their daily lives. With no protection at home, women flee to protect themselves and their children from murder, extortion, and rape.

For more information contact Erika_Carlsen@hks.harvard.edu
Patricia Montes, Centro Presente pmontes@cpresente.org