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VIRTUAL CLOSING EVENT Gender-based Violence Strengthening our resolve to act

  • 07th December 2021
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Wednesday 8 December 2021 | 15:00 – 16:30 CET

Gender-based Violence

Strengthening our resolve to act


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virtual CLOSING event

Wednesday 8 December 2021 | 15:00 – 16:30 CET

Gender-based Violence

Strengthening our resolve to act


>>Register here<<


  FAO, in collaboration with IFAD and WFP, will be hosting a virtual event to close the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” Campaign. The event will raise awareness of the persistence of gender-based violence (GBV) and the implications for food security.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent conflicts and humanitarian crises there has been an increase in GBV around the world. While the true prevalence of GBV is hard to estimate, its detrimental impacts on food security and nutrition are well known. In turn, the perpetuation of GBV has been associated with food insecurity and poverty. It is crucial in this time of global crises to break this vicious circle and address the root causes of GBV, in order to ensure a more just world for women, men, boys, and girls. Agricultural, food security and nutrition programmes can support initiatives that prevent and mitigate GBV.

In line with this year’s theme for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign – ‘Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now!’ the Rome-based Agencies make a plea to take action to prevent and mitigate GBV now.

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish

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15:00 – 15:05   Welcome

  • Ms. Katherine Wilson, Moderator, writer and commentator

15:05 – 15:25   Remarks

  • Ms. Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO
  • Ms. Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President, IFAD
  • Ms. Valerie N. Guarnieri, Assistant Executive Director, WFP

15:25 – 16:25   Moderated discussion

  • Advancing legal reform for the elimination of violence against women: Lessons from Tunisia – Ms. Neziha Labidi, Vice-President of Institut International d’Etudes Stratégiques Avancées and Former Minister, Government of Tunisia
  • Examples from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in using community engagement and gender transformative approaches to address GBV Mr. Aster Bashige, Gender and Community Engagement Expert, FAO
  • Addressing gender-based violence the example of Afghanistan Ms. Elisa Cappelletti, GBV Sub Cluster Coordinator in Afghanistan, UNFPA
  • The linkages between gender-based violence and food insecurity Dr. Abigail M. Hatcher, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Gender-based violence and justice Dr. Ilaria Bottigliero, Director of Policy, Research and Learning, IDLO

Questions & Answers

16:25 – 16:30   Closing remarks

  • Mr. Shukri Ahmed, Deputy Director, Office of Emergencies and Resilience, FAO



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