Intersectional Perspectives on the Shadow Pandemic | Session 2

Violence against women is still far too rampant around the world – and in many countries, it has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. This international webinar will bring together leading academics and practitioners on gender-based violence and on women’s rights to discuss the current state of play in different communities and settings; address key challenges; and provide recommendations for policy, practice, and action – all through an intersectional perspective. Confirmed experts have backgrounds in gender-responsive policing; violence against women in politics; and the application of intersectionality on gender, policy, and governance.

This Global Webinar from Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) is open to international audiences and it is structured in two different sessions with different speakers exploring the same subject: Violence Against Women and the Violent Backlash Against Women’s Rights

On Session 2, the speakers will be: Mr. Mirko Daniel Fernandez, who is a UN Consultant and currently the Project Coordinator for the rollout the UN system-wide Handbook on Gender-responsive Policing Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence under the framework of the UN Joint Global Programme on Essential Service. His intervention is entitled “Gender-responsive Policing (GRP): A key requirement for a wider intersectional response to Femicide”. Scheaffer Okore, a feminist, senior strategist and policy advisor who advises philanthropists and INGOs working intersectionally on policy, governance, and gender; and the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Women Political Leaders Organisation. She serves as an Advisory Board Member at Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers and is an inaugural Obama Foundation Africa Leaders fellow. Her intervention will focus on “Weilding power towards ending violence against women”. Maja Vitas Majstorović, a Gender and Inclusivity Specialist at the Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC Foundation), where she coordinates the Gender Focal Points network, collaborates with fellow civil society organisations working on gender inclusion and advocates for a gender-transformative approach at international governance bodies. Finally, Mr. Hatim Zimbi from the Family Justice Center Antwerp, who works on a project focusing on victims of domestic violence from Maghrebi background in the Netherlands. They reach men, women and children and provide guidance to appropriate assistance and the development of a group of victims with peers. He summarized his work with the following quote: “It is easier to build a strong child than to repair a broken man,” by Frederick Douglass.

Join us on the December 9th, for the first session of this Global Webinar, at 9:00 EST | 15:00 CET | 16:00 EET | 22:00 CST .

This event is free and online. You just need to register here:
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