From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19

Posted on September 2, 2020 at 5:09 pm

UN Women recently published a new report on the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on extreme poverty, employment, health, unpaid care, and violence against women and girls. The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and COVID‑19 is no exception. This publication ...

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Technical Note on COVID-19 and Harmful Practices

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:36 pm

Introduction COVID-19 has upended the lives of children and families across the globe and is impacting efforts to end child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Actions taken to contain the spread of the pandemic – such as school closures ...

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COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 12:16 pm

UNWomen have developed a brief that highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international ...

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Because We Matter: Addressing COVID-19 and Violence Against Girls in Asia-Pacific

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 10:43 am

Background Asia is home to more than half of the world’s 1.1 billion girls. Gender inequality in many parts of the region means that girls are often systematically disadvantaged and oppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Girls’ development is ...

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Devex Gender Data Series: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls

Posted on July 28, 2020 at 4:07 pm

Over the last couple of months, Devex, Facebook and WFP have co-produced a series of one-hour events on “mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls”. The events dive into how data can inform policy-making, gender-sensitive COVID-19 responses, ensure ...

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Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Victimization Among Young Adult Sexual Minorities

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 1:24 pm

A recent article of Swiatlo et al. (2020) shows that sexual minority groups are disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence, indicating a need for increased prevention efforts and for studies exploring the mechanisms underlying these differences. Read the full article ...

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Care-seeking among survivors of gender-based violence in the Dadaab refugee complex

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 5:22 pm

This week’s RAISE/IAWG literature review includes a study exploring barriers and facilitators to care-seeking for gender-based violence (GBV) among women living in the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. The study found that facilitators to seeking GBV services included awareness of ...

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Gender, power, and violence: A systematic review of measures and their association with male perpetration of IPV

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Abstract Introduction Harmful gender norms, views on the acceptability of violence against women, and power inequities in relationships have been explored as key drivers of male perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV). Yet such antecedents have been inconsistently measured in ...

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Violence against women increased by climate breakdown

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Climate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is in turn hampering our ability to tackle the crises, a major report of the International Union for the Conservation of ...

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Violence against women and domestic violence in the Netherlands: Call for a stronger gender perspective

Posted on February 4, 2020 at 12:06 pm

In its first report on implementation by the Netherlands of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (widely known as the “Istanbul Convention”), the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts (GREVIO) stresses the country’s long history of ...

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