Empowering women and reaching gender equality is a challenging undertaking. There are multiple issues to be addressed:
- Gender-based violence (GBV)
While people of all genders may experience GBV, it disproportionately impacts women. GBV is a public health crisis of pandemic proportions, affecting 1 in 3 women worldwide. Still, recent data and research show that very few GBV survivors seek the help they need.
In this webinar, Sigrún Stella Þorvaldsdóttir, a Data Acquisition Operations Specialist at SIX Financial Information, will interview her sister, Dr. Karen Birna Þorvaldsdóttir, who recently became the first person to earn a PhD from the University of Akureyri (UNAK) in Iceland.
During her doctoral studies, Karen and her colleagues in the MiStory (Multicultural Study of Trauma Recovery) research group developed the first trauma-specific and survivor-centered help-seeking barriers instrument. This work required gathering multiple sources of data by interviewing and surveying women GBV survivors. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods were used to analyze the data.