EHS-COVID (90) COVID-19 and gender based violence

24 November, 2020

Forwarded from IBP


Dear IBP Network Colleagues,

Please see the message below from WHO Colleagues about the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

As you know, 25 November is marked as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women every year and is the start of the 16 days of activism campaign against gender violence.

This year in context of COVID-19 and the rise in reported incidents of violence against women, WHO is organizing a panel discussion on 26 November 2020 from 13-14h CET focusing on innovations in addressing violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please find attached a flyer with the details about the event. The event will be chaired by the WHO Deputy Director-General – Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab. Panelists will include senior representatives from Ministries of Health and Service Providers from Argentina, Spain, Iraq and India. Spanish-English interpretation will be available

Please register for the event at: or

Please disseminate the information about the event to your networks. Also remember to wear Orange to show your support to end violence against women and girls on November 25th.

More information about WHO’s advice on VAW and COVID can be accessed here:

Thanks and best wishes

Avni Amin, PhD

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research

World Health Organization

Avenue Appia 20

1202 Geneva


Tel: + 41 22 791 2306

Mob: + 41 79 516 3709



Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator,