There is already an unsettling amount of information on GBV occurring against the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is also becoming increasingly clear that many of the measures deemed necessary to control the spread of the disease are not only increasing GBV-related risks and violence against women and girls, but also limiting survivors’ ability to distance themselves from their abusers as well as reducing their ability to access external support. In addition, it is clear from previous epidemics that during health crises, women typically take on additional physical, psychological and time burdens as caregivers. As such, it is critical that all actors involved in efforts to respond to COVID-19 – across all sectors – take GBV into account within their programme planning and implementation. The majority of the resources contained on this page relate to COVID-19 and GBV risk mitigation across sectors. For additional resources on COVID-19 and GBV specialized services, please visit the GBV AoR website.
This new addition to the GBV Guidelines Knowledge Hub provides practitioners with key resources to support the integration of GBV risk mitigation into COVID-19 response. It will be frequently updated as the crisis unfolds. Kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit new resources or should you have any questions.
GBVIMS, GBV Case Management and COVID-19
GBVIMS releases remote GBV Case Management video and podcast series to support the COVID-19 response
UNICEF podcast series on GBV and COVID-19
Listen to episodes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.