The Shadow Pandemic: Women with Disabilities and Domestic Violence

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The Shadow Pandemic: Women with Disabilities and Domestic Violence

Time: December 8, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Online "8 December 2020 at 6 pm IST"
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Rising Flame!
Latest Activity: Dec 8, 2020

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COVID-19 has resulted in a shadow pandemic worldwide - that of domestic violence. Yet we do not hear many testimonies of women with disabilities. They are again not visible in official data on violence, or in social discussions of the shadow pandemic. We therefore bring to you the perspective of and on women with disabilities and the violence they are facing in their homes during this very difficult time. Domestic violence has always been an issue, and it will continue in various forms even after COVID 19, but what is important is that we see and recognise it now more urgently than ever.

 Amanda McRae

As Director of United Nations Advocacy at Women Enabled International, Amanda McRae builds upon relationships with U.N. human rights institutions, agencies, and political bodies, and has collaborated with several of WEI’s partner disabled women’s rights organizations in several other countries on U.N. submissions and advocacy.


Yeni Rosa Damayanti

Yeni Rosa Damayanti is a Steering Committee member of TCI Asia, a regional organization for persons with psychosocial disability and the chair of Indonesian Mental Health Association. Yeni introduced the issue of psychosocial disability to the cross disability and human rights movement when the issue was still very much unknown and succeeded in pushing the issue into the center. Yeni has been working to introduce disability issues and perspectives into the agenda of women movement as well as introducing feminist perspectives to the disability movement in Indonesia .


Ekaete Umoh

Ms. Umoh is an activist and Disability Inclusion expert with astute analysis of gender, disability & development issues.  Founder/CEO-FACICP Disability+; first elected female President; Joint National Association of Persons with disabilities, Secretary; African Disability Forum-ADF, Member International Advisory Committee of Mobility International USA, Faculty member; CREA, Disability Rights and Sexuality online Institute.


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When: December 8, 2020

Time: 6 pm IST

Language: English; Live captions and Indian Sign Language will be available


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