The International Summit On Domestic/Family Violence During the COVID-19 Era

Join the Summit Live November 18 – 20, 2020,

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern

PROGRAM

Day 1: November 18, 2020

Live from New York


9:00 AM

Welcome

Yael Danieli, PhD
Convener and Chair, Working Group of the on Domestic/Family Violence During the COVID-19 Era of the UNHQ-NY Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; International Organization for Victim Assistance (USA)

Greetings to the participants of the Summit from His Holiness Pope Francis

António Gueterres, United Nations’ Secretary-General  (Portugal)

9:20 AM

Panel 1: Women

Moderator
Kristen Timothy
United Nations Coordinator of the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women (USA)

Voices
Marcella Goheen, playwrite, The Maria Project (USA)
Kavita, Shakti Shalili (India)
Nilfur (Tajikistan)

Speakers
The Honourable Christine St Pierre
Vice-President, Special Commission on the sexual exploitation of minors, Québec’s National Assembly; Former Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie; Former Minister of Status of Women (Canada)

The Honourable Kasthuri Patto
Member of Parliament, Malaysia; International Secretary, Democratic Action Party (DAP); Board member, Parliamentarians for Global Action (Malaysia)

Lopa Banerjee
Director, Civil Society Division, UN Women (India)

Dubravka Šimonovic 
UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (Croatia)

Riitta Särkelä 
Secretary General, Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters (Finland)

Tamar Schwartz 
Chief Executive Officer, Ruach – Nashit, Women’s Spirit (Israel)

Voices
Alexander Colli, Director, Futebol Viral; formerly Flamengo Soccer Team (Brazil)
Fikiri Nzoyisenga, Founder and Executive Director, Youth Coalition Against Gender-based Violence – SEMERERA (Burundi)

Moderator’s Sumary

Q&A

Intermission
Song:  Waited Too Long — The Summit’s Anthem by Peter Campbell (Australia)


11:00 AM

Panel 2: Older Persons

Moderator
André Laperrière
First Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court

Voices
Anna Alvazzi del Frate (Italy)

Speakers
Chief Kikelomo Laniyonu Edwards 
Founder and CEO of Dementia Care Society of Nigeria (Nigeria)

Liat Ayalo 
Professor of Social Work, Bar Ilan University and Coordinator EuroAgeism ITN-MSCA (Israel)

Jutta Lindert, PhD, MPH
Professor of Public Health, University of Applied Sciences, Emden, Germany Women`s Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA (Germany)

Greg Shaw 
Director, International & Corporate Relations, International Federation on Ageing (Canada)

Moderator’s Sumary

Q&A


Intermission

12:25 AM

Panel 3: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Moderator
Nazeeha SaeedJournalist from Bahrain, MENA Coordinator in OutRIght Action International (Bahrain)

Voices
Djamil Bangoura, Founder and President of Prudence Plus (Senegal)

Speakers
Moe Hamandi 
Member of the Board of Montreal Pride; Governor of the Emergence Foundation (Canada)

Minou Tavarez Mirabal  
Former Presidential Candidate; former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, former parliamentarian and President, Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) (Dominican Republic)

Ekaterina Svetashkova
Speech Monitoring, LGBT Group Stimul (Russia)

Casey Pick (She/Her)
Senior Fellow for Advocacy & Government Affairs, The Trevor Project (USA)

Voice
Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on Sexual orientation and gender Identity (Costa Rica)
Marina Fedeeva, Psychologist, LGBT Group Stimul (Russia)

Moderator’s Summary

Q&A


1:15  – 2:15 PM

Day 1 Networking Circles

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PROGRAM

Day 2: November 19, 2020

Live from New York

9:00 AM

Welcome

Yael Danieli, PhD
Convener and Chair, Working Group of the on Domestic/Family Violence During the COVID-19 Era of the UNHQ-NY Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; International Organization for Victim Assistance (USA)

Rabbi Arthur Schneier
Senior Rabbi, Park East Synagogue, New York, NY; Founder and President, Appeal of Conscience Foundation; Member, High Level Group and Ambassador to UN Alliance of Civilization (USA)


9:10 AM

Panel 4: Persons with Disability and/or Chronic Illness

Moderator
Her Excellency Ambassador Catalina Devandas Aguilar 
Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica, United Nations, Geneva; Former Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Costa Rica)

Voices
Lyazzat Kaltayeva (Kasakhstan)
Noella Ndayikeza – Union of Disabled Persons in Burundi (Burundi)

Speakers
The Honorable Dennitah GhatiMember of Parliament for Persons with Disabilities, Kenya National Assembly; Member, Parliamentarians for Global Action (Kenya)

Claudia Garcia-Moreno
Head, World Health Organization’s Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research unit addressing vulnerable populations (AVP) (Mexico)

Gerard Quinn Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Ireland)

Dr Alessandra AresuHumanity & Inclusion (Formerly, Handicap International) (Italy)

Victor Calise
Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (USA) (Invited)

Voice
R. (Argentina)
Easter Achieng Okech – Kenya Female Advisory Organization, (Kenya)
Maryalice Fegeley – Parent to Parent, NYS, (USA)

Moderator’s Summary

Q&A

Intermission
Song: Brides for Sale bySonita Alizadeh (Afghanistan)


10:30 AM

Panel 5: Children & Youth

Moderator
Richard Lui
NBC TV Dayside Anchor (USA)

Voices
S., Institute for Transgenerational Studies IET and ADIVAC (Mexico)
Boy, 15, (Burundi)

Speakers
Najat Maalla M’jid 
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (Morocco)

Cornelius Williams Associate Director, Child Protection UNICEF (Sierra Leone)

Yael Bendel General Council, Office of the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults, Judicial Branch of the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Koumbou Boly Barry 
Special Rapporteur on the Right Education(Burkina Faso)

Voices
Christine Jack, Author Recovering Boarding School Trauma Narratives (2020) (Australia)
Nicole Butterfield, Educator (USA)
Tamir Ashman, MSW, Domestic Violence Psycho-Education expert; Co-Director, Man Studies Program, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)

Moderator’s Summary

Q&A

Intermission
Song: We are Girls, Not Brides  — The anthem to end child marriage(Zambia)


11:50 AM

Panel 6: Refugees and Migrants

Moderator
Liv Tørres
Director, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at NYU CIC, New York; former Executive Director at the Nobel Peace Center and Secretary General of the Norwegian People’s Aid (Norway)

Voice
Julie Schweickert, From Lesvos (The Netherlands)
Pshtiwan Faraj, Independent Media Organization in Kurdistan (Iraq)

(Iraq)      

Speakers
Richard J Towle 
Deputy Director, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (New Zealand)

Leslye Orloff
Director, Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project American University, Washington College of Law (USA)

Ghida Anani 
Founder and Director, ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality (Lebanon)

Uzoma Agwu, 
PresidentForward Ahead Educational and Health Care Initiative (Nigeria)

Dr. Lilla Hárdi
Cordelia Foundation (Hungary)

Balakrishnan RajagopalSpecial Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing (USA)

Voice
Halyna Skinalska, Executive Director, Ukranian Foundation for Public Health (Ukraine)
W., (Rwanda)
Shams Asadi, Human Rights Commissioner, Head of the Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna (Austria)
Steven Fuloe, Mayor of Jersey City, NJ (USA)

Moderator’s Summary

Q&A


PROGRAM

Day 3: November 20, 2020

Together: From Awareness to Accountability/ A Global Call to Action

Live from New York

9:00 AM

Welcome

Yael Danieli, PhD
Convener and Chair, Working Group of the on Domestic/Family Violence During the COVID-19 Era of the UNHQ-NY Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; International Organization for Victim Assistance (USA)

Ahmad Al-Tayyeb
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Invited)

Konrad Sioui
Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation (Canada)

9:10 AM

Panel 7: Roundtable

Moderator
Edward Mortimer
Distinguished Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford; former Director of Communications for UNSG Kofi Annan (United Kingdom)

Voice
Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University (USA)
Corey Zaharuk, Superintendant, Investigative Services Division, Regina Police Service (Canada)

Speakers
Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein 
Former High Commissioner for Human Rights; Former Ambassador to the United Nations (Jordan)

Miwa KatoDirector, Division of Operations, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Japan)

Nafissatou Diop
Chief, Gender and Human Rights Branch, Technical Division, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (Senegal)

Victor Ochen
African Youth Initiative Network (Uganda)

Dr. Judith Lewis HermanProfessor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and co-founder, Victims of Violence Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance (USA)

The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC Secretary General of the Commonwealth (Connecting from Commonwealth Secretariat Headquarters in London, United Kingdom)

Moderator’s Remarks

Q&A

Intermission
Song: Together


11:15 AM

Panel 8: A Call to Action

Co-Moderators
Fred Sullivan Executive Director, Man Up Campaign (USA)

Leslie Ann Foster
African Feminist Forum (South Africa)

Voice
Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Chair, Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Austria)

Initiatives

COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker presented byDiego Antoni
Gender Policy Specialist, UNDP Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) (Mexico)

Data Initiative presented by
Sanjana Rane
COVID 19 Task Force on Domestic Violence (USA)

Save the Future to be presented

Formal Presentation of the Summit’s Declaration/Call for Commitment and Action
Signing

Intermission
Song:  Waited Too Long — The Summit’s Anthem by Peter Campbell (Australia)


Closing

Yael Danieli, PhD
Chair, Working Group of the Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on Domestic/Family Violence During the COVID-19 Era; International Center for Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma (USA)

Michelle Bachelet
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Chile)

1:15  – 2:15 PM

Day 3 Networking Circles

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