April 2020

Online safety in a changing world – COVID-19 and cyber violence

Written by Lizle Loots (SVRI), Elizabeth Dartnall (SVRI) and Jocelyn Kelly (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative).

Online engagement is the new normal and the transition from in-person to online meetings has increasingly revealed the dark side of online communication tools. This blog post provides tips and resources contributed by multiple colleagues and donors to secure online events and manage risks while working online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Living in unprecedented times

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Five ways governments are responding to violence against women and children during COVID-19

Written by Alessandra Guedes, Amber Peterman, Dina Deligiorgis.

While the world may have been caught off guard by the size and ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis, it should be prepared to respond to the increased risks to the wellbeing and safety of children and women. Violence against children and violence against women are widespread globally and intrinsically linked, sharing common risk factors and similar adverse and severe consequences.