Global perspectives on intimate partner violence and safety in the home during the COVID-19 pandemic

About this forum

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to sheltering in the home for “safety” but what if you don’t feel safe in your home? This forum discusses intimate partner violence and the challenges that have emerged related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Panelists from the USA, New Zealand, and the UK discuss issues of domestic violence in their prospective countries, ways in which this is being addressed, and how we can promote safety during this time. This forum ends with a Q&A session with the audience.


Dr. Karestan Koenen
Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Lily Kay Ross
Department of Sociology, Gender and Criminology
University of Otago

Peg Hacskaylo
Founder and CEO
National Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (NASH)

Gudrun Burnet
CEO of Standing Together
Co-founder of Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA)