Beginning July 26, Girl Up Edinburgh is running a month-long webinar series entitled 'Exploring COVID-19's Intersectional Impact on Women and Girls Worldwide'. The first panel on July 29 at 1 pm EST/6 pm BST will discuss the Shadow Pandemic with experts and policymakers. Beginning with a discussion about gender-based violence (GBV) before COVID-19, the panel will delve deeply into the alarming increase in GBV worldwide rising in parallel to COVID-19 labeled as the 'Shadow Pandemic’. The panel will investigate how individuals, civil society, and governments are currently responding to COVID-19’s exacerbation of GBV, with a specific focus on intersectionality, immediacy, and success. With direct attention on global factors that exacerbate GBV and lessons learned from successful anti-GBV initiatives, the panel will culminate in a conversation on the impact of a chaotic future - natural disasters, heightened social polarization, etc - on GBV and gender inequality. The panel will highlight children, LGBTQIA+, BAME, and disabled communities’ experiences of the Shadow Pandemic. Click here to register for a ticket: http://shadowpandemic.eventbrite.co.uk?s=123184050
The panel serves as a fundraiser for the participating organizations that are actively combatting the Shadow Pandemic in their respective communities. Instead of a set ticket price, we are asking for attendees to donate through a ticket purchase however much they can to support these incredible NGO’s and the women and girls they support. 50% of the proceeds will go to the participating organizations, and the other 50% will go to Girl Up.
The panel will be translated into French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Amie Bishop - OutRight Action International
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih - Women of Color Network Inc
Erica Perez - The Network/La Red
Dr. Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe - Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race
Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre
Shirley Luo - Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence