Missing and Murdered: Addressing Femicide and Sexual and Gender-based Violence in our Global Context

Join us in two online meetings addressing the shadow pandemic of femicide and sexual and gender-based violence. Statistics gathered by the UN in 2017 indicated that 87,000 women were killed because of their gender. Of those murders, 58 percent – 137 women each day - were killed by a member of their own family or intimate partner. The onset of Covid-19 has exacerbated the violence, so much so, that by September 2020, 121 countries instituted and adopted new measures to provide support and/or care for women survivors of violence as part of their Covid-19 response plans.  

Original photo Hymie Sokupha from “The Republic of Sexual Abuse” art installation in Rosebank, South Africa in 2019. Stats added 2021.

Action is needed, and churches and other community-based organizations are working to effect change and offer accompaniment to those affected by femicide and sexual and gender-based violence across the globe. Through these two online meetings, and in collaboration with its ecumenical partners, ACT Alliance, The Lutheran World Federation and the World YWCA, the World Council of Churches is raising awareness around missing and murdered women. 

These online events are one aspect of the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December).

Register to participate or watch live: https://www.oikoumene.org/live

25 November,  9:00-10:30 CET
Perspectives from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Pacific Regions
Interpretation available in English, Arabic and French
Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcuugrToiGdwL668odAnK61pcrVRqkNXQ

2 December 15:00-16:30 CET
Perspectives from Caribbean, Latin America, North America
Interpretation available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpceiqrjwpE9eEuK8st8UzV3fqapE1q6LH