On Thursday, March 19, in recognition of Women’s History Month, the Multicultural Network and the League of Women Voters Winchester hosted an evening , Violence Against Women and Women in Education: Stories of Women’s Lives, at The Griffin museum about women and girls living in war zones and in countries that discriminate against women on many fronts, depriving them of educational opportunities and basic rights.

The speakers Professor Dyan Mazurana, PhD, a Research Director at the Feinstein International Center and an Associate Research Professor at The Fletcher School and Morgan Trevett, a senior at Winchester High School, who went to Guatemala in 2013 with School the World, a nonprofit that builds schools, trains teachers, engages parents, and stocks libraries in poor countries shared their personal and professional experiences with these issues.

The event was very well attended (standing room only) by an inter-generational audience that included retirees and high school students.

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month (March) that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.