Gender-based violence in a COVID-19 context: Activating collective responses, innovative partnerships and proven policies

UN Women is hosting a high-level side event on gender-based violence to highlight progress made on tackling gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19, and to activate the UN Secretary-General engagement strategy on gender-based violence.
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Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums

Start date: 29 September 2020 | Start time: 09:30 UTC-04:00
End date: 29 September 2020 | End time: 11:45 UTC-04:00

Location: Online

Event description

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UN Women is hosting a high-level side event on gender-based violence to highlight progress made on tackling gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19, and to activate the UN Secretary-General engagement strategy on gender-based violence. The event will also profile the Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence (one of the themes of the six Action Coalitions), with a strong, vibrant, and results-driven constituency of fifteen leaders from Member States, civil society, the private sector, philanthropies, and international organizations, and its potential to drive change and achieve concrete impact in the coming five years.

Participants at the meeting, including champion Member States, grassroot activists, civil society organizations, and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, as well as young leaders, will also discuss the challenges and solutions to ending violence against women in a COVID-19 world, including invaluable support and adapted measures provided by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.

Please register in advance. Confirmed participants will receive the link to join.

The event is also being livestreamed on YouTube:

Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters