Angie, activist in South Africa.
Angie de Bruin is a former sex worker who experienced repeated harassment from South African police. Now a paralegal and activist with SWEAT and Sisonke, she helps sex workers who have been victimized seek legal action and justice. Image by Melissa Turley. South Africa, 2012.

Pulitzer Center Social Media Editor Caroline D'Angelo is part of a session on "The Role of Media and Social Media in Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls" on Monday, December 3 at The George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium. Caroline will discuss the Center's use of social media and its reporting on violence against women around the world, as well as her work in gender and water and sanitation.

Moderated by Frank Sesno, the Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, the panel promises to be a lively discussion. Panelists include distinguished leaders and social media experts from the Pulitzer Center, Hollaback, Circle of 6 and the Half the Sky Movement. The panel co-hosts are The Global Women's Institute, The School of Media and Public Affairs, and The Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. The panelists will discuss the similarities and differences in how and why their organizations use social media, from apps to networks, from advocacy to journalism.

Gender issues, including violence against women, is a consistent content theme we pursue as part of our mantra to cover globally under-reported stories. In fact, this panel is actually the second time we will work with GW on gender issues. The photograph above is by Melissa Turley, a former Pulitzer Center/GW student fellow, who wrote on violence against women in South Africa.

From The Global Women's Institute:
Join The Global Women's Institute, The School of Media and Public Affairs, and The Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication for a stimulating discussion moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, with the following distinguished panelists:

Liriel Higa, Social Media Strategist, Half the Sky Movement
Shawna Potter, Founder, Hollaback Baltimore
Nancy Schwartzman, Executive Director, The Line Campaign, and developer of Circle of 6
Caroline D'Angelo, Social Media Editor, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Monday, December 3, 2012
2:00pm - 4:00pm
The George Washington University
School of Media and Public Affairs
Jack Morton Auditorium
Washington, DC 20052

Contacts
gwomen@gwu.edu
(202) 994-7177