One of the many challenging and tragic outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic is the rise in domestic violence around the world—the UN predicts an increase of at least 15 million cases this year due to the lockdowns and isolation. And even before the pandemic, partner abuse was devastatingly widespread...and often under-covered and under-resourced. And domestic abuse had far-reaching effects, including the break-up of families and an increase of children sent to the foster care system.
In order to raise awareness and raise funds and show unified support to those that are suffering through it now, a diverse mix of artists, survivors and activites are presenting Night of Solidarity, A Youtube event produced by The Meteor and also hosted on Refinery29's Youtube Channel. It will be live May 13th at 8pm EST but available to watch anytime after.
You’ll hear from Gloria Steinem, Chanel Miller, Gabrielle Union, Milck, Padma Lakshmi, Melissa Benoist, Alysia Reiner, Shan Boodram, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, artists Salamishah and Scheherezade Tillet and others. Watch a special opening film directed by Paola Mendoza, creative-directed by Sarah Sophie Flicker and based on a poem by Mahogany L. Browne and Amber Tamblyn.
To View Night of Solidarity May 13 and after: