IG in Conversation: COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence

15 July 2020



The IG in Conversation series uses intersectional expertise to explore emerging issues.

On July 15, 2020, IG had a discussion with Dr. Lise Gotell, a leading expert of sexual assault law, to consider gender-based violence and the justice needs of survivors in the context of the current pandemic. 

Read the transcript or Listen to the audio file

Resources related to gender-based violence

About the Speaker

Dr. Lise Gotell is the Landrex Distinguished Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Alberta. She is the past Chair of the Board of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund. Dr. Gotell teaches, researches and engages in policy advocacy on sexual violence. Her publications on sexual assault law have been widely cited, including by the Supreme Court of Canada.  

IG in Conversation Series

This series uses intersectional expertise to explore emerging issues. Listen to our other conversations:

  1. Conversation #1: COVID-19 and Gender with Dr. Amy Kaler
  2. Conversation #2: COVID-19, Racism, and Masculinity with Dr. Catherine Clune-Taylor
  3. Conversation #3: Intersectionality, COVID-19, and Healthcare Workers with Dr. Bukola Salami
  4. Conversation #4: COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence with Dr. Lise Gotell
  5. Conversation #5: Institutional Racism with with Dr. Shirley Anne Tate and Dr. Chris Andersen