Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Violence Against Women and Girls

Since its outbreak, COVID-19 has infected hundreds of thousands of people across the world and created a range of primary and secondary effects on different individuals and communities (Wenham et al, 2020). The Director General of the World Health Organisation declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. This rapid research query summarises the evidence of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls (VAWG), as well as other similar epidemics.

Contributor: UK Aid VAWG Helpdesk
Region: Global
Sector Resources: GBV Specialized Programming, Gender
Language: English
Year: 2020

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