COVID-19 and ending violence against women and girls

This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be …

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Asia-Pacific greets safely in times of COVID-19

A new initiative by UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is promoting ‘safe greetings’ to avoid physical contact and slow the spread …

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HeForShe launches #HeForSheAtHome campaign

As a consequence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people now find themselves indoors. Gender inequalities, particularly of women in the home, are becoming …

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UN Secretary-General’s policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women

The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of …

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“Put women and girls at the centre of efforts to recover from COVID-19″—Statement by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres

The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere. But it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities. Early data indicates that the mortality rates from …

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Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic

With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it …

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Ending violence against women in the context of COVID-19

As the current COVID-19 global pandemic spreads through the world, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), and its grantees, …

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Women and COVID-19: Five things governments can do now

By UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia Governments the world over are struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. While some voices have flagged the …

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Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response

A week since The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic and robust measures around the world attempt to contain its spread, social impact of …

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Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér

UN Headquarters and UN Women offices around the world are either closed or have stringent restrictions on staff access. But the UN continues working 100 …

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