Past Event

Addressing Violence in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 27, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Join a special webinar, hosted by ICAP at Columbia University, to learn about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender-based violence and violence against children globally.

Speakers will reflect upon the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic in addressing violence against women, children, and youth.

This includes an overview of how stay-at-home orders, restrictions in mobility, and limitations to accessing resources and health services have impacted violence against women, children, and young people in the context of COVID-19.

Additional related factors impacted by COVID-19 and how these relate to domestic violence, including economic insecurity, mental health, and hazardous drinking will also be discussed.

Speakers include:

  • Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, founder and global director, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Andrea Low, MD, PhD, HIV clinical and scientific director for the PHIA Project, ICAP at Columbia University
  • Greta Masseti, PhD, Senior Scientist, Division of Violence Prevention, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Catherine Stayton, DrPH, MPH, Director, Injury and Violence Prevention Program, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • TBN, Acting Director, Child Protection Services, Lesotho Ministry of Social Development
  • Nafissatou J. Diop, PhD, Chief, Gender and Human Rights Branch, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)