During the COVID 19 pandemic, occurrences of Gender Based Violence (GBV) have heighten in Africa and in other parts of the world. This has been referred to as the “Shadow Pandemic”. In light of this, different actors in Africa are continually engaged in developing and implementing GBV response strategies targeted at policy, community and household levels. The focus of this lecture is on exploring the diverse ways select African contexts are addressing GBV, the constraints they face, emerging inequalities, adaptations and opportunities.
About speaker: Our guest speaker, Aurelia Munene, Founder of Eider Africa, has 14 years of work experience in Gender and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights in Kenya. She is also an Executive Director of Nascent Research and Development Organisation.