The 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence takes place between 25 November and 10 December each year. The theme for 2020 is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports showed an alarming increase in the already existing pandemic of violence against women.
“Accompanying the crisis has been a spike in domestic violence reporting, at exactly the time that services, including rule of law, health and shelters, are being diverted to address the pandemic,” stated the UN Secretary-General’s report, “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19“.
In the lead up to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, we are pleased to share the following videos :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llNP__bW-o0&feature=emb_title- The Shadow Pandemic narrated by Kate Winslet – 1 minute long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uddNvBu0MV8&feature=emb_logo – Statement by Nicole Kidman on Shadow Pandemic – 2.5 minutes long