The Shadow Pandemic: GBV at the time of COVID-19

Gender-based violence is a socially constructed virus that has reached pandemic level globally and no country is immune. It has serious life-altering impact on the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health of women and girls everywhere. Emerging data shows that since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls (VAWG), and particularly domestic violence has been intensified. (source: UN Women: )

In this session, we would use different facilitation techniques such as small group discussion, role play, online quiz, etc to discuss about GBV, its increase during the pandemic and different ways Guides and Scouts in Europe can work on raising awareness about this, learn more about GBV, speak out and take action to end violence against women and girls.

At the end of this sessions participants will;

  • have the knowledge and understanding of violence against girls and women, especially during the pandemic
  • experience the Voices Against Violence (VaV) curriculum
  • understand the aims and components of the WAGGGS Stop the Violence Campaign
  • learn and acquire tools to implement different components of the Campaign (raising awareness, advocacy, community action) in your community

Target audience– All participants, any level


Diverse members & Inclusive opportunities Impact & Influence
Location: Zoom Date: 5th November 2020 Time: 18:00 - 19:30 Stefania Affatato Krista Laberge Thammy Chong Fiona Bradley