Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a human rights violation with great impact on victims, their families, and communities and is a growing concern both for India and the World. The global estimation states that 18% of women and girls aged 15 to 49 years have experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the previous 12 months (UN Women 2020), while in India this number increases to 24% (NFHS-4).
During the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an increased reporting of domestic violence which exposes the fault lines of gender equality and needs urgent attention. It becomes all the more important to create a space for having the necessary dialogues around the issue in India. The International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) is organising a webinar on the growing concern around violence against women and girls on 25th November 2020 at 4:00 PM (IST)