Women, Peace & Security

COVID-19 and ending violence against women and girls

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UN Women has published a brief that highlights the emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. According to the UN Women webpage, the brief makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis, with examples of actions already taken. It also considers the economic impact of the pandemic and its implications for violence against women and girls in the long term.

It is a living document that draws upon the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experts who support solutions to end violence against women and girls, attentive to the country context in which the crisis is occurring.

Find the brief here.

Along with the brief, UN Women has also produced an infographic that demonstrates the issue of violence against women and girls during this pandemic.

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