Tune into this critical conversation on Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community in NC with WomenNC's UNC Public Policy Capstone Students and learn about their research and policy solutions to improve the status quo! Webinar will be hosted on WomenNC's Facebook LIVE. Lesbian and transgender women face the highest risk of gender-based violence, but get the least attention. There is disproportionate violence and discrimination that many lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women face. This means we need policies that consider the unique needs of these populations.
WomenNC works with faculty and undergraduate students in UNC Chapel Hill’s Public Policy Capstone course to provide a bridge between academic policy analysis and real world workplace policy analysis.
Small teams of students work with WNC to produce actionable public policy research that focuses on gender issues of concern in the state. Meeting with WNC’s staff, student teams develop a work plan, research relevant policy issues, collect relevant data, identify and analyze policy options, and produce reports that include specific recommendations for action. In these projects, students develop skills in team work, leadership, communication, professional etiquette, and time management.
The Capstone students' research will add to our organization's knowledge about this macro-level issue impacting the organization, future WNC scholars, and more broadly, gender researchers, to investigate these concerns in specific North Carolina communities in the future. This project is an initial step towards gender equity that other researchers can build on.