Ending violence against women: protecting gains in times of emergency

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In short


23 November 2020


15:00 - 16:00


MS Teams online event

‘Will the pandemic derail hard-won progress on gender equality?’ is the question asked by UN Women in a report issued in July 2020, sketching how the lockdown has resulted in increased violence against women. On 23 November, we will host a webinar discussing this question and introducing the responses of two Global South states in preventing violence against women during the pandemic. The numbers are alarming. In the past 12 months, 243 million women and girls have been subjected to sexual or physical violence by their intimate partner. This number is likely to increase as we have entered the second wave of the pandemic, and many states are issuing new lockdowns. Join us on 23 November and engage with us in this crucial discussion!


  • Christine Tremblay THUAS lecturer and researcher for the Chair on UN Studies – Moderator
  • Prof. Lina M. Céspedes-Báez Law Faculty, Del Rosario University, Colombia
  • Tonni Brodber Representative of UN Women Multi Country Office – Caribbean
  • Antra Bhatt (Statistics Specialist, Policy Division, UN Women)

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