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Gender-based violence focus of discussion

<p>Courtesy photo</p><p>At a 2011 demonstration in Montreal, Canada, college students rally against gender-based abuse around the world and in support of women’s rights to dress and express themselves how they feel and not be at risk of attack.</p>

Gender-based violence — including its ramifications and the local resources available to help — will be the focus of a special panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Panelists will include Dale Ross of the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney; Heidi Koop, director of Hawaii Island Child and Family Services; Sulma Ghandi, UH-Hilo director of health and wellness, and Andrew Polloi of Men of Strength. Retired Hawaii County Prosecutor Charlene Iboshi will be a special guest.

This event is sponsored by the UH-Hilo Women’s Center, the UH-Hilo Women’s Studies Program and the Hilo branch of the American Association of University Women. It will be held in the new Science and Technology Building from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To access the building, please use the Lanikaula Street entrance. Parking in the building’s lot and on the street will be free after 4 p.m.

Admission is free and the public is invited. For disability information, please contact the UH-Hilo Women’s Center at 974-7306.


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