BRUNCH WEBINAR SERIES:
Involving civil society in the promotion of RESISTIRÉ’s recommendations
Concluding its first research cycle, the RESISTIRÉ project delivered a set of 8 factsheets to support policymakers, advisers, employers, and civil society organisations in understanding the social, economic, political, and environmental effects of Covid-19 policy responses on gender equality, and to suggest practical recommendations to mitigate these effects. These recommendations can also serve to safeguard against the societal impacts of future crises.
To discuss these recommendations with civil society and involve the interested representatives in the advocacy process, we are organising a series of seminars that will introduce the fact sheets and will give civil society organisations the opportunity to share their experiences and ask their questions to our team.
Webinar #1: Improving national responses to gender-based violence
Lockdown and confinement measures increased inequalities related to gender-based violence and made the tools to combat GVB more difficult to access. The notion of home as a place of safety, which forms the basis for policy on isolation and/or confinement in the home, was problematized since it neglects and worsens the situation of victims/survivors of multiple forms of gender-based violence in the home. Women by far have been the most disproportionately affected group in the context of gender-based violence, in particular, women living with perpetrators; women in trafficking or prostitution; and undocumented migrant women. Similarly, LGBTIQ+ youth and adults face widespread gender-based and phobic violence at home and outside.
In this webinar we discuss how the RESISTIRÉ project, through its factsheet 7 based on research findings and the collaboration with relevant stakeholders, proposes to tackle these issues. Representatives of Civil Society Organisations share their stories regarding promising practices and main obstacles during the pandemic.
Marcela Linková, head of the Centre for Gender and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Maria López Belloso, lecturer and researcher at the Social and Human Sciences Faculty at the University of Deusto, introduce the topic and moderate the event.
11:30 Welcome and introduction to RESISTIRÉ, the webinar and its objectives
11:35 Greetings from Izaskun Landaida, head of Emakunde – Emakumearen Euskal Institutua (The Basque Institute for Women – Basque Country, Spain)
11:40 Introduction of the factsheet and recommendations
11:55 Panel with representatives of civil society organisations. Participants:
- Eva Carmona – Comisión para la Investigación de Malos Tratos a Mujeres (Commission for the investigation of mistreatment of women – Spain)
- Adine Samadi – ROKS (National Organisation for Women’s Shelters – Sweden)
- Aslıhan Tekin – Kadın Koalisyonu (Women’s Coalition – Turkey)
12:25 Reflection on the recommendations by invited civil society organisations
12:45 Discussion: Tips for working with the recommendations by the CSOs
13:00 Final remarks and conclusion