14 Oct. 2020

Collective Strategies: Local Initiatives to Address and Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls

Join MADRE and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS-NYC Office) for a second roundtable titled: “Collective Strategies: Local Initiatives to Address and Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls.” This second roundtable will bring together a group of leaders working on intersectional issues, including racial justice, Indigenous women’s rights, and disability justice, for a conversation and exchange of strategies to combat the shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic in their communities, at the national and regional level.

In this second roundtable, we will have a conversation focused on the effective and innovative strategies that grassroots organizations and community groups have developed to pave the way forward to a safer post-COVID-19 world. Speakers will exchange strategies and discuss best practices, such as using community radio to disseminate information about COVID-19 and gender-based violence, and utilizing networks and communication platforms to fight isolation during the lockdowns and bring communities together to address the shadow pandemic. Speakers will also share ways in which they incorporated the Domestic Violence Toolkit, developed by MADRE in collaboration with other organizations, to lead targeted interventions to address domestic violence in their own communities.

October 14, 2020, 10am EDT

Moderator: Winnie Kodi, African Indigenous Women’s Organization (AIWO)

Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network (IIN)
Rose Cunningham Kain, Wangki Tangni
Pratima Gurung, National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN)
Stella Duque Cuesta, Taller de Vida (TdV)
Estefanía Cubillos Nova, Activist – Panama