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25 Years

Stopping Femicide: COVID-19 Brings Renewed Global Urgency

Date: 
Thu, 03/04/2021 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Zoom

Featured speakers:

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

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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