Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the time of COVID-19: A hidden pandemic?

Please note: This page refers to an event that has already taken place.

Time: Wednesday, 27 May 2020 14:00-15:30
Place: Online event

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the time of COVID-19: A hidden pandemic?
Women's demonstration in Barbacoas, Colombia. The masks says 'no more' and 'hear me'. Photo: Borja Paladini Adell

Shortly after his call for a global ceasefire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This seminar asks how and in what ways the global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) from the perspectives of policy making, advocacy and practice. This seminar also asks how the COVID-19 responses have impacted women, girls, and LGBTQ+ persons affected by conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV).

This event will be online. Please click here to join.

Registration is not required, but if you would like a reminder email then please sign up via the button above.

About the speakers:

Under Secretary-General Pramila Patten, United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG-SVC).

Helen Kezie Nwoha, Women's International Peace Centre. The Women's International Peace Centre is a global, feminist, action-oriented organization amplifying women's voice and power in conflict and post-conflict settings.

Lucía Baca, Colombia Diversa.

Jacqui True, Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash University's Centre for Gender, Peace and Security.

Joana Ama Osei-Tutu, Head of the Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).

Inger Skjelsbæk, Research Professor at the PRIO GPS Centre and professor at the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo.

Torunn L. Tryggestad (chair), Deputy Director at PRIO and Director of the PRIO GPS Centre.

Timezone in Oslo: 14:00-15:30 (GMT+2).
This webinar can be viewed from anywhere in the world. 

This event is hosted by the PRIO GPS Centre, and is part of a series of events from the gender, peace and security academic consortium with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre, and the Women, Peace and Security Institute in Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.