COVID-19 and the rise of violence

Following her attendance at three UNESCO webinars, SI UN Representative, Marie-Christine Gries, discusses the rise in violence witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The pandemic has triggered a sharp increase in violence around the world, especially in the domestic sphere, with women being disproportionately affected. Action on behalf of victims is

The Weight of Words

A report by Marie-Christine Gries, SI UN Representative at UNESCO, Paris. "The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in cooperation with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, has just published a handbook for journalists (see feature image) on the formulation and content of messages to report on violence against

Families in a Changing World

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reviews the recent UN Women report, 'Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World'. "It has been observed that the world is rapidly changing and families and the role of women and girls within them, are not immune to these

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