COVID-19 and Gender / Gender-Based Violence

Dr. Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed is a Gender and Development Manager (Research) at UNICEF Office of Research, Innocenti, where she also manages the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office-funded Gender-Responsive and Age-Sensitive Social Protection (GRASSP) research program. Zahrah works in the area of gender and women’s economic empowerment, the care economy, and social protection.

With a focus on countries in the Global South, this infographic series illustrates: how COVID-19 has affected access to essential health services for women; how responses have exacerbated gender inequities in access to essential health services; and what practices and approaches countries have used to mitigate negative impacts.

The short animated gif/video in English and Siswati was developed for men to prevent domestic violence. It outlines six key steps men can take to help them from acting violently, and includes contact details of locally available services for help.  The video was designed to be distributed through social media platforms. 

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