This is the second panel of a three-part series titled “Global Perspectives on Gender-Based Violence”. Read more about the full series here.
Violence against women increased markedly during COVID-19, prompting the United Nations to call it a “shadow pandemic.” The phenomenon was seen worldwide. Years after state-mandated lockdowns, intimate partner violence levels remain elevated in many regions of the world. What accounts for this and what does the latest research tell us about effective responses from health and other sectors?
For the second installment of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s Global Perspectives on Gender-Based Violence speaker series, HFG Program Officer Nyeleti Honwana moderated a discussion of this issue with these experts on gender-based violence:
- Diana Peel, Makerere University
- Charlotte Ofori, Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana
- Lotte Houwink ten Cate, Department of History, Columbia University
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Knowledge Against Violence Speaker Series provides timely research and analysis for an informed audience from leading violence experts. Guest speakers, drawn from the Foundation’s network of scholars and practitioners, seek to illuminate the causes, manifestations, and responses to violence in areas such as war, crime, terrorism, intimate relationships, climate instability, and political extremism.
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