In coalition with Media Matters for Women, MenEngage, Nobel Women's Initiative, 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.
- We've developed a briefing paper to raise awareness of increasing domestic violence and share best practices that our partners and feminist allies use to prevent, address, and document violence.*
- We are also developing a toolkit that highlights programmatic activities and best practices for preventing, addressing and documenting domestic violence. It will include sample scripts, media messaging tips, and interactive resources for community engagement, translated into Arabic, French, Kurdish, Spanish and Swahili.
- 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.
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