OVW Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson's Recap of the 2016 United State of Women
Courtesy of Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson of the Office on Violence Against Women
"The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) was thrilled to participate in the United State of Women Summit [external link] on June 14, 2016. Over 5,000 people traveled to Washington, D.C., from all across the country and around the world; many thousands more attended via livestream, which you can watch on the Summit’s website [external link]. The White House Council on Women and Girls coordinated the event to both celebrate the progress that’s been made over the past seven and a half years and to galvanize action for the work that still lies ahead.“Together we are all stronger” was a theme woven throughout the Summit, which was built on six pillars: violence against women and girls; health and wellness; economic empowerment; entrepreneurship and innovation; educational opportunity; and leadership and civic engagement."