GNWS webinars for Coronavirus

Previous Webinars

Missed an earlier webinar? Watch previous GNWS webinars on COVID-19 by clicking the links below.

02 September 2020: Data & Shelter Management During Times of Crisis

15 July 2020: Heading Off the Risk of Exploitation

01 July 2020: Heading Off the Risk of Exploitation

17 June 2020: The Impact of Reopening Communities on Supportive Services

03 June 2020: The Impact of Reopening Communities on Supportive Services

20 May 2020: Updates from Around the Globe

06 May 2020: Fundraising to Keep Shelter Services Going During a Public Health Crisis

29 April 2020: Supporting Women at a Distance During COVID-19: Updates from Australia and New Zealand

22 April 2020: Serving Survivors with COVID-19

15 April 2020: Using Technology to Support Victims II

08 April 2020: Report – Using Technology to Support Victims

01 April 2020: Report – Policy Prospectives on Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence During The Outbreak

25 March 2020: Planning, Preparation and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic


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GNWS Women’s Helplines Project

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we know victims of domestic violence are on ‘lockdown’ at home with abusive partners due to stay home orders from their governments. Countries around the globe are reporting escalation of domestic violence and increased Google searches for help for domestic violence; abusive individuals are using the COVID-19 pandemic as another means to control and abuse. Even if a victim is unable to leave their home at this time, domestic violence and sexual violence services can provide essential support to help the victim remain safe.

Direct help is essential for victims of domestic and sexual violence and a helpline is one of the most important ways of ensuring victims can find help and support. To support all victims during this unique time and beyond, GNWS is collecting the national helpline for every country so victims and their friends and family have a place to find accurate support. Even if your country doesn’t have a national helpline, we want to know! In response to the pandemic, we are also asking about text, chat, and email helplines.

The included map shows countries we have received information from. Those in purple currently have a national helpline, those in red do not. Click the map to go to for a larger image and more information. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief form so we can continue to update our list of helplines. If you have already completed the form, thank you so much. Your information is greatly appreciated!

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