Rethinking Gender-Based Violence in 2020: Perspectives from Egypt, Lebanon and Syria

24 November 2020. From 11:00 | Conference | English | Online
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On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), the IEMed in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation (EMWF), is organizing a webinar to discuss the impact of gender-based violence in some countries in the Middle East and North Africa in the time of Covid-19, and highlight the different actions implemented to eradicate it.

Three gender equality experts and representatives of civil society movements address the situation of gender-based violence in their countries, while drawing an alternative map of resilience. They pay special attention to the subtleties of the increase in gender-based violence during the pandemic – mainly, but not only, related to restrictive measures – and discuss some of the responses that have seemed to counteract this trend.

Mozn Hassan, founder and CEO of Nazra for Feminist Studies (Egypt), Ghida Anani, founder and CEO of ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality (Lebanon) and Zeina Kanawati, of the NGO Women Now for Development (Syria) focuses its speeches on the increase in gender-based violence that has occurred during the pandemic and post-confinement and the responses that are being given to it by the respective organizations.



Mozn Hassan

Founder Nazra for Feminist Studies

Ghida Anani

Founder ABAAD

Zeina Kanawati

Member Women Now for Development