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Shadow Pandemic: Gender Based Violence and COVID-19

May 20, 202014:06

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Anya Prusa, Senior Associate for the Brazil Institute.  She discusses increased rates of gender based violence around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Prusa also highlights national initiatives to stem this ongoing crisis that affects up to one in four women around the world.

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Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and US institutions in all sectors. The Brazil Institute plays this role by producing independent research and programs that bridge the gap between scholarship and policy, and by serving as a crossroads for leading policymakers, scholars and private sector representatives who are committed to addressing Brazil’s challenges and opportunities.  Read more