COFEM Webinar Series


As a remote global network, COFEM has always sought virtual ways to connect with members and partners around the world, such as in our online Knowledge Summit series. While we have been fortunate to carry much of our work forward despite the global pandemic, we are also adapting our work and continuing to create more spaces to come together virtually. As such, we have started a new COFEM Webinar Series addressing women’s equality and inclusion, leadership, intersectional feminism, and violence against women and girls (VAWG) across all of our member geographies.

Are you a GBV practitioner, researcher, advocate or policy-maker working in development or humanitarian settings around the world? If so, you may find our new COFEM Webinar series a helpful resource. If you miss a live webinar we will post recordings here, so keep coming back and please enjoy!

Feminist Solidarity and Collective Care in Challenging Times

On 28 March 2024, COFEM held a conversation centering on feminist perspectives on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in the SWANA region, the genocide against Palestinian people and in Darfur, Sudan, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Intimate Partner Violence in West and East Africa. We discuss what feminist solidarity looks like as we navigate multiple interconnected and global complexities.

'By the way... Did you ask women?' Ethical considerations for engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls

On 12 January 2021, the SVRI hosted a roundtable at the MenEngage Alliance (MEA) Ubuntu Symposium in collaboration with AÇEV, COFEMIPPFWHR, and SIDA. The roundtable discussed ethical considerations when researching, implementing, and funding programs that engage men and boys in ending violence against women and violence against girls.

Unpacking the Layers in Intergenerational and Intersectional Feminist Activism

On 25 March 2021, COFEM hosted a discussion exploring the layers within feminist activism for a changing generation and political and social landscape. This conversation highlights experiences of feminist activism from COFEM members in different regions and their experiences of addressing identity politics, advocating for emerging forms of GBV, intergenerational tensions, and the demand for an intersectional feminist approach to ending structural inequality.

Applying Feminist Principles to GBV Data Collection: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

On 7 December 2020, COFEM co-hosted a webinar with the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and its members around the world, on the topic of Applying Feminist Principles to GBV Data Collection: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Feminist Movement Building, Rewriting the Rules in the Arab Region and Beyond

On 28 May 2020, COFEM co-hosted a webinar with the Arab Institute for Women, Global Women’s Institute and VOICE, focusing on the lived experiences of women activists who are playing an active role in the fight for women’s equality and inclusion in their respective regions.

Asserting a Feminist Perspective in Efforts to Address VAWG in the Asia Pacific Region

On 18 September 2020, COFEM held a webinar with three members from the Asia Pacific Region on the topic of Asserting a Feminist Perspective in Efforts to Address Violence Against Women and Girls in the Pacific Region.