April 13, 2017
Examining Gender-Based Violence from Multiple Perspectives
By Emily Stimmel
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused. Gender-based violence is so pervasive that it has been declared a global health crisis.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Lisa Tetrault, Candace Skibba and Jess Klein will co-teach a course on the topic, part of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ new Grand Challenges Freshman Seminars that tackle significant social problems using an interdisciplinary approach. Each instructor will draw from their varied strengths in feminist theory, disability studies and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault.