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Webster Online Open House (Webster Public Lecture - The Rise of Violence Against Women During the Covid-19 Health Crisis: The Economic Impact of Domestic Violence)

Date:                     Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time:                     5:30 PM
Venue:                   Online
Address:                 Lagos Avenue, East Legon, Accra
Organiser:              Webster University Ghana Campus
Contact name:        Sandra Nti-Gyebi
Contact number:     0302-507-393 / 0540 120 869 / 0540 120 849
Website:                 https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DEwUXMw4SnKPRJMp8EbfIA

Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. However, one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence mostly by an intimate partner or close relative (unwomen.org).

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, a parallel dark pandemic has been growing. Emerging data shows that all types of violence against women, particularly domestic violence, has not only increased but also intensified and affects victims physically, emotionally, and beyond. The global increase of this situation has put a strain on already struggling health facilities, and essential services and shelters for domestic violence have reached maximum capacity. Additionally, there are economic instability implications on the individuals and society caused by increased medical bills, loss of income due to lost productivity from paid work, and disrupted education.

In partnership with African Renaissance Diaspora Network (ARDN) Red Card Campaign (#Redcardpledge) and in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5, Webster University (#WebsterGhanaPledgesRED) is engaging in conversations to raise awareness and address the violence against women and girls in COVID-19 response efforts.

Join us at this educative virtual lecture as we thoroughly interrogate the Economic Impact of Domestic Violence.


SPEAKERS:
1. Dr. Angela Dwamena-Aboagye - Executive Director of The Ark Foundation, Ghana.
2. Mr. Muhammad Rafiq Khan - Chief of Child Protection programme, UNICEF, Ghana Country Office.


MODERATOR:
Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot - Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana Register via this link: https://bit.ly/WebsterGHVirtualPL21121

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