Violence against women is a pandemic within a pandemic, as COVID-19 has exacerbated the severity and frequency of all forms of gender-based violence, including femicide. Combating femicide requires more than keeping women out of harm’s way. We must change the core of our culture and expose complicit systems and policies that shame, ignore, and silence those seeking justice.
Join Global Rights for Women and the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy for a conversation with global and local activists who have led collective action to raise awareness and create change. This webinar is free and open to the public as part of an International Women’s Day series on gender, human rights, and COVID-19.
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- Patricia Olamendi Torres, Coordinator, Convention of Belém Do Pará, and Director of the Training Institute for Justice and Human Rights
- Dr. Dubravka Šimonović, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women
- Nicole Matthews, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
- Cheryl Thomas, CEO, Global Rights for Women | Moderator
Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, the Women's Center, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change.