Diana J. Arango, Senior Gender-Based Violence and Development
Specialist, World Bank Group
Erica Field, Professor of Economics and Global Health, Duke
University and J-PAL Affiliate
Felicia Knaul, Director, Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas
& Professor, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami;
Chair, Lancet Commission on Gender-based Violence and Maltreatment of
Megan O’Donnell, Assistant Director, Gender and Senior Policy Analyst,
Center for Global Development
Akshara Gopalan, Policy Associate, J-PAL
ABOUT THE EVENT
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, one in three women worldwide
experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly perpetrated by an intimate
partner. In recent times, lockdowns to prevent the spread of the disease
have restricted women’s mobility, increased economic strain and familial
stress, and exacerbated the threat of violence. A “shadow pandemic” of
gender-based violence (GBV) has emerged, with some recent data showing
increases in reports of GBV across the world. Responding to GBV can be
challenging, particularly in a time of crisis when governments and
practitioners are working to simultaneously address a range of issues, from
public health concerns to economic repercussions. Overcrowded health
systems and the necessities of social distancing can also make responding
to GBV particularly challenging. What are some broad challenges that donors
and policymakers are grappling with in addressing GBV during the pandemic?
What can research tell us about how the pandemic and lockdown influence the
prevalence of GBV?
What are some actionable policy measures that can be taken to prevent and
respond? This webinar, co-hosted by the Center for Global Development and
the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), will explore some of
these questions and share insights from research that might be useful to
practitioners as they work towards preventing and addressing GBV during the
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