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Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) & transforming gender stereotypes & norms during COVID-19 & mobility restrictions

December 7, 2020

Virtual Event

  • The COVID-19 outbreak has escalated violence against women and girls. This webinar is a space for discussion on how to work on primary prevention and transformation of gender stereotypes and norms at a distance and in times of COVID.

    Event organized by the Global Practice of Social Sustainability and Inclusion of the World Bank and the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean of UN Women.


    Blog: Gender violence, the other pandemic that we must combat in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Event within the framework of November 25 and the 16 days of activism against Gender Violence






    9.00 – 9.10






    Carlos Felipe Jaramillo

    Vice President of the World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean


    María-Noel Vaeza

    Regional Director of UN Women.



    9.10 – 9.25



    "Community mobilization to prevent violence against women in times of COVID-19"

    Ana María Sosa Ferrari

    Consultant for Latin America. Raising Voices


    9.25 – 9.40



    "The challenges of facing violence against girls in times of covid-19: experiences of gender and sport"


    Carolina Ferracini

    Project Manager. UN Women Brazil


    9.40 – 9.55



    "Promoting equitable and non-violent relationships in times of pandemic"


    Clara Alemann

    Director of Programs. Promundo, US Institute


    9.55 – 10:10        


    "Primary prevention of violence against women: actions in the context of COVID-19"


    Daniela Viteri

    General Director against Gender Violence. Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations in Peru



    10.10 – 10.50



    Discussion on key technical issues


    Manuel Contreras-Urbina

    Specialist in Gender based violence for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank


    10:50- 11:00






    Yeliz Osman

    Specialist in violence against women and girls for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN Women


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    Ana María Sosa Ferrari

    Raising Voices: Consultant for Latin America

    She has more than 25 years of experience working for gender equality. She is a cultural volunteer for the Women in the Arts Association and Help Agent for Emotional Crisis at La Esperanza Telephone. (Honduras). Ana María is Linguist. She has a master's degree in Development Studies, Gender and Public Policy from the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands). Ana María es Lingüista de profesión. Cuenta con maestría en Estudios del Desarrollo, Género y Políticas Públicas por el Instituto de Estudios Sociales (La Haya, Países Bajos).


    Carolina Ferracini

    UN Women Brazil: Project Manager

    Carolina leads the area of elimination of violence against women and girls and coordinates, among others, prevention projects, especially in the field of sports and education. She worked for the International Training Center of the ILO, UNDP Somalia, the Caribbean Development Bank and the Brazilian Human Rights Secretariat. She lived and worked in Italy, Belgium, Uganda, Kenya, Barbados, and Cape Verde. She studied law at the State University of Londrina. She has a Master's Degree in Equal Opportunities and a Doctorate in Sociology of Law from the University of Milan, Italy.


    Clara Alemann

    Promundo-US Institute: Director of Programs

    Gender specialist with more than 15 years of experience in social science research, design, implementation and evaluation of governance and social development programs to promote gender equality. Recently, she conducted portfolio reviews of investment projects to assess the risks of development projects for sexual exploitation and abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. She has developed tools, guidance and research on the intersections of violence against women and children, and provides technical support to organizations seeking to strengthen her work in the prevention of domestic violence. Clara has a master's degree in Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and International Relations at Columbia University, United States, and a degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires. She has worked in different countries in the Latin American and Caribbean regions, in Africa, and in Palestine.


    Daniela Viteri

    Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations in Peru: General Director against Gender Violence

    Daniela coordinates the National Emergency Commission on Violence against Women, and she has worked on the National Gender Equality Policy and has been co-author and defender of 10 Legislative Decrees on Gender Equality and Human Rights of Vulnerable Persons. She was previously Senior Legal Advisor to the Vice Minister of Justice. Daniela has a law degree from the National University of Trujillo, (Peru) and has taken courses at the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Granada in Spain and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in Costa Rica. She was a teaching assistant at the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).