This year, under the theme UNITE, “Activism to end violence against women and girls”, UNFPA will focus on making online spaces safe by addressing digital violence and all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) facilitated by technology. We will also focus on innovations in GBV prevention and response measures, as well as the power of combining art and activism (artivism) to disrupt violence in both the real and virtual worlds. By amplifying the voices of changemakers, we are working towards our goal of ensuring that women and girls can exercise their inalienable right to feel safe, thrive and prosper wherever they are.
Artivism for Gender Equality: Disrupting Violence Against Women and Girls
Nov 28, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM IS
Join a panel of UNFPA’s talented artists and technical staff to participate in a discussion about how to influence activism through art. Nafissatou Diop (Chief, GHRB), Shudufhadzo (Shudu) Musida (UNFPA Regional Champion, Miss South Africa 2020), Nikkolas Smith, Rand Jarallah and Sarah Little, moderated by Melissa Noel, Contributing News and Politics Editor at Essence.
Technology Facilitated GBV Symposium
Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2022 (by invitation – highlights will be shared after Dec 10)
In partnership with The Wilson Center, this three-day global symposium on technology-enabled gender-based violence brings together stakeholders from technology companies, academia, civil society, activists and youth to share knowledge and experiences on how to address TFGBV relocations.
World AIDS Day: Girls Voices Against AIDS
Dec 1, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM IS
In partnership with Education Plus Young Women Leaders, UNFPA will host this webinar to strengthen young women’s voice and participation in decision-making, and their role as leaders in the global response to HIV and AIDS.
Disability Day – We Decide Photo Exhibition and Launch
Dec 2, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST (in person at the United Nations Secretariat)
To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNFPA and partners are launching the “WANTED: A world for a billionimmersive exhibition in the visitors’ lobby of the UN Secretariat. The inaugural event will feature individuals with disabilities whose stories featured on the exhibit from Ecuador, Morocco and Mozambique, as well as artists with disabilities from the US who take us on a journey through their artworks. In addition, representatives of Member States and partners will be present at the event.
FLAGSHIP EVENT: Technology Facilitated GBV Against Women and Girls Convening
Dec 7, 2022 | 10:00 PM – 1:30 PM Est
For this event, UNFPA has joined the Grace Farms Foundation for a comprehensive half-day forum with leading national and international experts, advocates and survivors who will explore and assess strategies to address technology-enabled gender-based violence.
FLAGSHIP EVENT: Freedom of Choice – Leveraging cash assistance in GBV response
Dec 8, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM IS
UNFPA is co-sponsoring an event with the Swiss and US governments to highlight the role and objectives of Cash Assistance in the GBV response. Moderated by Joanna Friedman with senior staff including Johns Hopkins University, GBV case officers from Colombia, Lebanon, Jordan and the Philippines.
From human rights on paper to practice: implementation of sexual and reproductive health laws
Dec 12, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM IS
In honor of Human Rights Day, this event will highlight the new global database on sexual and reproductive health laws and regulations. With the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, the webinar will bring together the latest data and research on the implementation of laws to protect and support sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide.