Wednesday 2 December, 2020

IDB webinar to focus on family violence during COVID-19 pandemic

Family violence will be the topic of discussion at a webinar hosted by the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

According to the IDB, research has shown that violence against women and children (VAW), particularly intimate partner violence (IPV) and severe punishment of children, tends to increase during times of stress and restriction of movements, such as during epidemics.

The conversation on Wednesday will focus on why periods of high stress can cause violence to increase, particular risk factors, as well as what families and individuals in the Caribbean can do to cope.

Panellists for the discussion are Professor Opal Palmer Adisa, Director of the Institute for Gender Development Studies, RCO, UWI Mona; Dr. Peter Weller, Clinical Psychologist at Caribbean Therapist and Laurence Telson, Operations Senior Specialist, Gender and Diversity Division, IDB.

The Caribbean and Coronavirus webinar series is a product of the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The IDB is the Caribbean’s leading development partner working  in the region for over 50 years.

The webinar series was launched a month ago and so far the IDB has hosted two sessions on the economic implications and options for businesses

The webinars give members of the public an opportunity to engage directly with panelists who represent various sectors and countries of the Caribbean.

Webinar info:

When: Apr 29, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: The Caribbean and Coronavirus: Family Violence

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