EVAW COVID-19 briefs

This series explores in depth the trends and impacts of the recent global COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls. It examines implications for the prevention of and response to violence against women and girls in public and private settings, including violence facilitated by information and communications technology. It also provides guidance for the collection of data on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls.

Each brief in the series draws upon the knowledge and experience of a wide range of stakeholders that are supporting solutions to end intimate partner violence and other forms of violence against women and girls, accounting for the individual country context in which the crisis is occurring. The briefs make recommendations for all sectors of society, including governments, civil society, and international organisations, on how to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis, and include examples of actions already taken.

The series has been developed by UN Women, with support from UN partner agencies participating in global programs on ending violence against women, including WHO, UNFPA, UNODC and UNDP.