On 19 May the Odessa Office of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine provided a webinar for students of the National University "Odessa Law Academy".

The theme of the lecture was "Pandemic and Protection: The Challenges of Fighting Gender Based Violence in the COVID-19 era" from the representative of the office Cornelius Nolen (with the participation of translator Tatiana Veckur).

Cornelius Nolen is an American human rights lawyer with a doctorate in law and a master's degree in cultural anthropology. Mr. Nolen has worked in the field of refugee rights in the U.S. non-governmental sector and Central America, in conflict and post-conflict missions in Kosovo, Serbia, Afghanistan, and eastern Ukraine - as a legal adviser to the UN and as a representative of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.

During his lecture, Cornelius spoke about support for victims of domestic violence and the increase in aggression as a result of financial neglect, stress and uncertainty during the pandemic.

This is the second time Cornelius Nolen has shared his knowledge and experience with the students of the National University "Odessa Law Academy". This practice inspires new achievements, and also makes us concentrate not only on the theoretical basis, but also on a global vision of contemporary problems