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Lara Thomas

Lara Thomas

The MILLA Project Inc., USA

Title: The Power of One: A Revolutionary Theory to the Reduction and Elimination of Gender Based Violence

Biography

Biography: Lara Thomas

Abstract

Gender based violence (GBV) is one of the most prevalent violations of human rights in the world (UNFPA, 2016). While statistical data denoting global prevalence is lacking due to non-uniformity and inconsistency in reporting standards, experts estimate 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence (WHO, 2016). An annotated definition of GBV is, “physical, sexual or physical harm and/or suffering to women, including threats.” (UN, 1993). The power of one’s conceptual framework includes individual contributions that forward the advancement of sustainability in the global reduction and elimination of GBV. Building and implementing conceptual framework requires culturally relevant approaches. Cultural and contextual responsiveness incorporates perspectives, values and interests of people within contextual and geographical boundaries. Utilizing specific influences could promote the adaptation and implementation of sustainable solutions to the reduction and elimination of GBV. The power of one’s framework requires the expansion of private and public agencies to allow individual contributions while understanding the true impact that one person has.