Panel on Gender, Violence and COVID
Diane Redsky – Executive Director of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata
Shavon Dayrock – Community Outreach, Kitatipithitamak Mithwayawin; Hollow Water First Nation
Doris Difarnecio – Colombian American biracial lesbian sociologist, educator and theatre director woman
Surging rates of gender-based violence is one of the least addressed fallouts from this pandemic, as well as those from the past. This panel will talk about the ways in which this pandemic has intensified the violence being experienced by women in many countries, with a focus on Indigenous women and LGBTQ2S people. This panel will also discuss ways in which people and communities can (and for some, are) acknowledging, raising awareness, and addressing these issues.