The Centre for Gender Studies of Panteion University with the collaboration of RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference of University of Iceland organizes the 2nd Online Lecture “Exacerbating an already dangerous problem: Gender-based violence in COVID times” of ProGender: A Digital Hub on Gender, the Covid-19 Crisis and its Aftermath, on Tuesday 16th of March 2021, at 16:00 CET.
Brynja Elísabeth Halldórsdóttir, Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Iceland.
Description of the lecture:
Data from the UN indicate that nearly a third of women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime. Such violence increases significantly in times of economic, social and political stress. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased global concerns about the impact of gender-based violence. Since the rise of the #MeToo hash tag in 2018, the public discourse on violence against women as been at the forefront of news media in the Western world. In the past three years Iceland has significantly increased provisions related to gender-based violence. This paper uses a critical feminist lens to examine how the discourse around gender-based violence has been reflected through Icelandic news media since the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected through several key word searches using the terms: Gender based violence, violence against women, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and COVID-19 and their relevant Icelandic translations. Data were then analyzed using critical discourse analysis. We anticipate this research will contribute to greater understanding of the role media plays in framing gender-based violence in the public sphere and the implications for women.
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Meeting ID: 989 3012 1663
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ProGender: A Digital Hub on Gender, the Covid-19 Crisis and its Aftermath, is funded by the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 (EEA Grants 2014-2021)