THE KEY INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting women and men differently. Gender inequalities are typically worsened by crises and the coronavirus context is no different as women are hit harder by the effects of COVID-19. Women make up 70% of the world’s health sector, bear the responsibility of unpaid care work, and are likely to face increased levels of violence against women and girls.This brief highlights 8 keys interventions to be considered in West and Central Africa by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis. It also considers the economic impact of the pandemic and its implications for violence against women and girls in the long-term.

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Geographic coverage: Africa; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, Democratic Republic of the; Côte d’Ivoire; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone

Subject area(s): COVID-19

Resource type: Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: West and Central Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 6

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)