Gender Based Violence

June 16, 2020 Zoom Discussion

Excerpts from the summary.

Gender Based Violence (GBV) has been overshadowed by COVID 19 but the very
troubling issue has by no means gone away and, indeed, has worsened during the
lockdown. UWCNY’s Gender Based Violence Sub Committee of the Status of Women
and Human Rights Group shone the spotlight in a valuable Zoom discussion June 16

focusing on prevention and what UWCNY and CFUW as a whole can do to help.

GBV increased during the COVID pandemic. “By 20-30 percent,”  “No surprise because home is not safe for many people. Shelters have been closed. We expect more reports of violence when the lockdown restrictions are lifted.”

Read the entire report here.

with thanks to member SG