COVID-19: Initiatives in Our Network

Impact on Gender-Based Violence

Based on responses to previous humanitarian crises, the COVID-19 pandemic will compound existing gender inequalities and increase the risk of gender-based violence. 

Girls Not Brides

COVID-19 and Child, Early and Forced Marriage: An Agenda for Action
This brief provides insight, recommendations and resources responding to the needs of adolescent girls, including those at risk of child marriage.

UNFPA/UNICEF

COVID-19 Disrupting SDG 5.3: Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation
The COVID-19 pandemic will compound existing gender inequalities and increase the risk of gender-based violence.

UNICEF

COVID-19: A threat to progress against child marriage
Over the next decade, up to 10 million more girls will be at risk of becoming child brides as a result of the pandemic. The risk of child marriage increases through various pathways, including economic shocks, school closures and interruptions in services.

UN Women

From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19
This publication summarizes data, research, and policy work by UN Women’s Policy and Programme Division on the pandemic’s impact on women and girls, including the impact on extreme poverty, employment, health, unpaid care, and violence against women and girls. 

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