Unlocking the lockdown: The gendered effects of COVID-19 on achieving the SDGS in Asia and the Pacific

Posted on August 6, 2020 at 2:17 pm

Recently, UN Women published a new report and dataset on the gendered effects of COVID-19 on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific. Throughout the report, UN Women and Women Count dive into the gendered effects ...

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Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 context

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Countries around the world are facing the challenge of increased demand for care of people with COVID-19, compounded by fear, misinformation and limitations on movement that disrupt the delivery of health care for all conditions. Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance ...

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COVID-19 at the Intersection of Gender and Disability

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:49 pm

In March 2020, Women Enabled International (WEI) identified a gap in initial global responses to COVID-19: many actors were discussing how to include women and persons with disabilities in the response, but few were considering the unique experiences of women ...

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Feminist Response to COVID-19

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:46 pm

A new website, called “Feminist Response to COVID-19” has been launched by a collective of feminist organizations and activists, working across global movements centered on human rights, sustainable development, and economic and social justice – in a moment of collective ...

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COVID-19 and specific impact on LGBTI people

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:43 pm

COVID-19 and specific impact on LGBTI people and what authorities should be doing to mitigate impact COVID-19 is generating complex challenges and risks and while the virus does not discriminate, it is very clear that it hits marginalised communities in ...

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Abortion in the context of COVID-19: a human rights imperative

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Introduction Past global health emergencies show that access to safe abortion can be negatively impacted during crises.1 While states’ COVID-19 responses are still evolving, increasing burdens on health systems are likely to substantially reduce abortion access.2 As providers become infected, clinics providing ...

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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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UN Secretary-General’s policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 4:33 pm

The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of ...

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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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COVID-19 Youth Guide by Dance4Life

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 11:56 am

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is drastically changing the lives of people, including the lives of young people. Schools and universities have closed, exams and events postponed, the usual health information services are limited, socializing with friends and wider ...

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