Harvard Globalwe


discussion circles



Join us on February 10th, 2024 



Our third Discussion Circle will discuss sexual violence against women as a weapon of war and terrorism, including different forms of sexual violence and why they occur, the impact of these acts, and how perpetrators can be held accountable. Examples from the October 7, 2023 attacks in Israel and conflicts in South Sudan, Ukraine, and the Central African Republic, among other nations, will be discussed. A panel of experts will share their research and analysis on this topic, followed by small group discussions.

Discussion Circles is an initiative of GlobalWE to discuss current, pressing news items in a timely manner. We work to empower women by addressing fundamental hindrances to their equality and wellbeing; in the same vein, we want to offer a space to discuss pressing topics of the day in a respectful manner.

We hope you will be able to join us and participate in a robust and meaningful discussion with other people passionate about women’s empowerment.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Saturday, February 10th, 2024, 12 pm EST, via Zoom. 


Register: Please register below to receive the Zoom details. 


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Ground Rules

  • Themes and broad ideas can be shared, but personal stories stay within the room.
  • The expectation that this event is not recorded or to be shared in any way.
  • Share air time and share responsibility for the group's success and well-being. 
  • Treat participants with respect and consideration.
  • Highlight the value of a diversity of perspectives as an essential part of the process.
  • Everyone has come here to learn, grow, and share.
  • Come up with ideas to share on resources about the discussion topics.

Event Details 

Date: Saturday, February 10th 2024
Time: 12 pm EST

Location: Virtual (online) event. Meeting info will be in your registration confirmation email. Click here to Register.
Cost: FREE 

Other Details 

Questions: If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us at [email protected]
Views: Harvard Alumni For Global Women's Empowerment Harvard GlobalWE is a shared interest group of the Harvard Alumni Association. We are dedicated to the empowerment of women through education, dialogue, and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide. Harvard GlobalWE does not advocate a specific ideology or political or cultural agenda. We are an inclusive organization with membership open to and comprising all genders.
While membership is free, Harvard GlobalWE accepts donations from members to support its programs and initiatives. To become a member of Harvard GlobalWE, please JoinWE. To learn more, please visit our website and our Facebook group.
The views expressed during our events are solely those of the speaker(s) and participating audience and do not imply endorsement by Harvard GlobalWE and/or Harvard University.