Stockholm Democracy Talks 2021

ElsaMarie DSilva participated at this by invite only event hosted by the Government of Sweden held on 28-29 October. She provided comments at the roundtable on “Young people’s engagement in democracy”. The full report on the deliberations is available here.


Issue of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for women and  girls and its impact during Covid-19 pandemic

In collaboration with grassroots organisations – Disha, Arogya Sathi, Umang Kiran and Manas, we at Red Dot Foundation hosted an e-consultation on the issue of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for women and girls and it’s impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. This e-consultation was in line with the questions provided by ActionAid and WaterAid.

You can read the entire report compiled by Jyoti Goyal and Karishma D’Mello here – WASH Consultation


UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women 

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women put out a call for submissions on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence against women. This document details the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women and those belonging to minority communities, especially regarding access to forms of recourse, shelters and sexual and reproductive health.

You can read the entire report compiled by Karishma D’Mello, Program and Outreach Officer at Safecity here-COVID-19 and the Increase of Domestic Violence Against Women


Safecity’s Submission on Online Violence against Women to the UN OHCHR

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner put out a call for submissions on solutions for online violence against women. The Policy and Legal team at Safecity drafted the following submissions, under the provided themes, towards supporting the building of solutions to tackle online violence against women.

A compilation of the three submissions is provided here- Safecity’s Submission on Online Violence against Women to the UN OHCHR


Global Compact on Migration Report

Red Dot Foundation has received special accreditation to the Global Compact preparatory process for Migration by the United Nations Member States. In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the “New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants,” a preparatory process is underway for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018. As part of this preparatory process, the President of the General Assembly is organizing a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018, in accordance with the organizational arrangements adopted by the UN General Assembly.

You can read the entire report put together by Vandita Morarka, Nikunj Morarka and Adriana Rakshana here- Safecity: Migration Online Consultations Report.


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