The Centre for Gender Studies of Panteion University with the collaboration of RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference of University of Iceland and the Center for Gender Research of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) organise the second Online Policy Discussion Panel entitled “Gender-based violence during COVID-19: Challenges and Responses” for the project “ProGender: A Digital Hub on Gender, the Covid-19 Crisis and its Aftermath”, funded by the EEA Grants.
Violence against women and girls is a widespread problem that occurs at alarming rates, with 1 in 3 women worldwide having experienced physical or sexual violence inflicted by an intimate partner or non-partner at some point in their lifetime. Since its outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified violence, particularly in, but not limited to, the domestic sphere.
While lockdowns and stay-at-home orders may be crucial in limiting and preventing the spread of COVID-19, they also have a devastating impact on women and girls living with the risk of gender-based violence, as many of the factors that trigger or perpetuate violence against women and girls are compounded by preventive confinement measures.
- Participants include:
- Marta Goðadóttir, Head of Communication, National Committee UN Women Iceland
- Linda Rustad, Director of Kilden, National knowledge Center for Gender Research, Norway
- Matina Papayanopoulou, Gender Equality Expert, Greece
- Sissi Vovou, To Mov, Greek Feminist Collective
- Sigþrúður Guðmundsdóttir, Managing Director, Women’s Safe Shelter in Iceland
- Anna Michalakeli, DIOTIMA, Centre for Women’s Study and Research, Greece
Maria Stratigaki, Αssociate Professor of Social Policy, Panteion University, President of the Greek Association of Academic Women (ELEGYP), will chair the discussion panel.
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Meeting ID: 938 7860 2111
With live streaming on Facebook @ProGenderproject and on a Facebook event.