This Gender Cafe highlights the work of the Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM), an advocacy collective of leaders, activists, practitioners and academics working globally to end violence against women and girls (VAWG). Speakers will share their experiences adapting GBV tools and mechanisms to assure accountability to women and girls during COVID-19. Following brief presentations, participants will join breakout rooms designed for connection, discussion, mutual support and activism to advance feminist, women-centered strategies for promoting the rights of, and ending violence against, women and girls.
- Micah Williams
- Micah Williams is a gender-based violence specialist whose work has primarily focused on addressing GBV in humanitarian contexts. Since 2010, Micah has served as International Medical Corps’ Senior GBV Advisor and technical lead where she has supported the design and delivery of GBV prevention and response programs in more than 25 countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Micah has a master's degree in International Relations, focused on gender, human rights and development, and a master's certificate in International Conflict Resolution.
- Tina Musuya
- Tina Musuya is a social development feminist with particular expertise in gender issues, violence against women programming in the sub-Saharan region and holds an MA in Sociology from Makerere University. She is currently the Executive Director of CEDOVIP, a leading Ugandan VAWG prevention organisation known for its groundbreaking SASA! work on community mobilisation for preventing VAWG.
- Catherine Nyambura
- Catherine is an international development expert and independent consultant on women’s rights, global health and advocacy based in Nairobi Kenya. She self-identifies as a Pan African and pluralistic feminist. Catherine has an academic background in public health and has worked on women’s rights, adolescent health, policy advocacy, communications, political analysis, SDGs and global health including sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and research for the past 10 years.