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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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