Virtual panel discussion
do you feel safe at home?

17:00 EET

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Elina Viitasaari

The UN Women Finland Executive Board member;
Violence against Women expert


Ekaterina Perfilyeva

The Coordination Specialist at the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in the Kyrgyz Republic


Gloria Bozyigit

Coordinator of the the wider campaign strategy for Orange the World campaign (No to Violence Against Women) at the UN Women Austria

Paul Abbey

Paul Abbey

Jyväskylä city councilor
Chairman of the left alliance council group
A human-being who thinks that all people should be treated with dignity and equally


Tiina Sihto

postdoctoral researcher at the CoE AgeCare Finland,
a member of CARPO and Gender research network "Kantti".
Expert in care, feminist welfare state research, gender (in)equality issues


Gerhard Wagner

Founder & Chairman HeForShe Vienna;
a proud feminist, speaker, panellist, activist and advocate for gender equality


Elena Plotnikova

Advocate, human rights lawyer, lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights (2020)


Jyväskylän YK-yhdistys (JyYK) the United Nations Association of Jyväskylä.

JyYK is a civic organization founded in 2006, that has a purpose to promote the principles and goals of the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure their realization and publicity in Jyväskylä area. JyYK aims to increase the participation and involvement of local people into international development issues. JyYK is a member of the UN Association of Finland and the UN Youth of Finland.


Organizer and Moderator – Liliya Zenina

Coordinator for Stakeholders at the JyYK.

Doctoral Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy.
Researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care, Finland (CoE AgeCare, 2018–2025,

Why attend?

We hope that our discussion will help to raise awareness about different women`s issues and get us together to tackle them.

During the meeting we address to our panellists questions about women issues at their localities including Finland, Austria, Kyrgyzstan. 

We will discuss whether the COVID-19 quarantine measures affect women`s wellbeing. Our panellists will share their opinion whether it is safe to stay at home for women and what should be done to improve the situation.

Finally we will pick up questions from our audience to the panellists.

In case you have any specific questions you want to address to any panellist, we can help you to do it. In case, you need some support or help – please do not hesitate and email us





17:00 – 17:05- Getting together, Introduction.

Panellists` opinions about COVID-19 effects and women issues at their localities:

17:05 – 17:10  Elina Viitasaari

17:10 – 17:15  Paul Abbey

17:15 – 17:20  Tiina Sihto

17:20 – 17:25  Gloria Bozyigit

17:25 – 17:30  Gerhard Wagner

17:30 – 17:35  Elena Plotnikova

17:35 – 17:40 Ekaterina Perfilyeva

17:40 – 17:55 Discussion  What can be done for  keeping women safe at home?

17:55 Comments from the Audience

The place

We are online!

Everyone can be part of this panel discussion – we will meet online on Zoom

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Meeting ID: 658 5703 0892