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May 12, 2020     cib    

UN Women published an interesting brief which highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It provides recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, including cities and local governments, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The document showcases astonishing figures on the increase of domestic violence, the increase of calls to helplines and demands for emergency shelters.

Recommendations include:

 1) Allocate resources and include measures to address violence against women and girls in COVID-19 national (and local) response plans

2) Strengthen services for women who experience violence during COVID-19

3) Build capacity of key services to prevent impunity and improve quality of response

4) Put women at the centre of policy change, solutions and recovery

5) Ensure sex-disaggregated data is collected to understand the impact on

Please find the full brief via this link.