In coalition with Media Matters for Women, MenEngage, OutRight Action International, Women Enabled, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), we aim to bring meaning to UN Secretary-General Guterres’ recent call for a global “ceasefire” on domestic violence.
The emergency responses we enact now will seed plans globally to address the rise in gender-based violence that crises invariably trigger while strengthening mechanisms to address the domestic violence that has affected so many.
- Read our op-ed about increases in domestic violence that our partners are observing in their communities.
- Read our briefing paper about the problem of domestic violence under COVID-19 and share best practices that our partners and feminist allies use to prevent, address, and document violence. If you are visually impaired and would prefer a copy in Word, please email email@example.com
- MADRE and MenEngage Alliance co-hosted an online workshop hosted to discuss the links between masculinities and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first of a series of online workshops we will be hosting covering a series of topics related to addressing domestic violence under COVID-19. If you would like more information about upcoming workshops please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MADRE and our partner SOFEPADI testified to the UN Security Council’s Informal Experts Group on Women, Peace and Security about the gendered impacts of COVID-19. We provided Council Members with practical recommendations on how to address domestic violence in the pandemic, drawing examples from SOFEPADI’s innovative work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.