UN Women Raises Awareness of the Shadow Pandemic of Violence Against Women During COVID-19
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:45 PM


UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today launched the Shadow Pandemic public awareness campaign, focusing on the global increase in domestic violence amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The Shadow Pandemic public service announcement is a sixty-second film narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Kate Winslet, who has championed many humanitarian causesThe video highlights the alarming upsurge in domestic violence during COVID-19 and delivers a vital message urging people to act to support women if they know or suspect someone is experiencing violence.

Compiled from: Press Release: UN Women raises awareness of shadow pandemic of violence against women during COVID-19, UN Women (May 27, 2020).