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May 19, 2020 |  10:00 – 11:30 AM EST

Online workshop: Understanding the gender dimensions of justice and security responses to COVID-19

Join UN Women, OSCE ODIHR and the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) for a discussion with gender and security experts that will explore the gender dimensions of security and justice responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and generate recommendations to integrate gender and promote human rights, including gender equality.

This facilitated conversation will explore the answers to questions such as what happens when COVID-19 protocols affect how police respond to domestic violence? How might gender bias affect the design of responses to COVID-19? Can new ways of cooperating with civil society be embedded in security and justice service provision?

This webinar was held on May 19, 2020. You can WATCH A RECORDING using the password: 8s&q32L7


Panel Members:

     - Dr Gulsara Alieva, retired police Colonel, Kyrgyz Republic

     - Hannah Bond, Director, Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS)

     - Dan Hales, Honduras Head of Office, DCAF

     - Madeleine Rees, Secretary-General, WILPF

     - Dr. Vandana Sharma, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health  


Facilitator: Dr Amrita Kapur, Project Coordinator, Gender and Security Division, DCAF

Moderator: Natasha Lamoreux, Policy Specialist for Community of Practice for WPS


This discussion is open to the public. Please register in advance by clicking here.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.