Events: Gendered Impacts of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused widespread economic hardships and enhanced social stresses, but has also had a distinctly gendered impact, exacerbating the effects of pre-existing toxic social norms and gender inequalities.
Reports show that since the pandemic, there has been an upsurge of gender-based violence (GBV) in both developed and developing countries. Lockdowns and movement restrictions, in particular, have enhanced risks for women and girls as GBV occurs most commonly in the victim's own home.
The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre partnered with Domestic Violence Victoria, the peak body for specialist family violence services for women and children in Victoria, to deliver a 'Responding to the Shadow Pandemic' webinar series. Each session provides an opportunity to hear updates and findings from the family violence sector and the Monash research team investigating family violence during COVID-19 as well as practice experts from relevant organisations.