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Shadow pandemic: violence against women during COVID 19 - A virtual Panel discussion by Springer India

Thursday, November 25, 2021 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated humanity in many ways, with 90 countries in lockdown, and four billion people taking refuge at home from the global contagion a shadow pandemic of violence against women rose rapidly. Even before the pandemic, domestic violence was already one of the greatest human rights violations. In the previous months, 243 million women and girls (aged 15-49) across the world have been subjected to sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, in its aftermath, this number is likely to grow with multiple impacts on women’s wellbeing, their sexual and reproductive health, their mental health, and their ability to participate and lead in the recovery of our societies and economy.
SN Women India invites you to participate in a panel discussion to bring awareness about this issue and to explore how to prevent violence against women. The discussion brings together medical, social, legal and advocacy experts to share their views on gender-based violence and discrimination all over the world.
Sangeeta Rege and Mrudula Sawant were Panelist in this discusssion. It was attended by around 50 participants from all over the world.