Gender Based Violence

This page offers several infographics that can be used to alert the public about what to do if one is experience violence.  The infographics cover the topics of making a safety plan, and how the health system, the government resources, and health workers can help.

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 and movement restrictions – are disrupting children’s routines and their support systems.

During this time of social distancing and isolation, there is an increased risk of domestic violence. Women and children are most vulnerable. To change, men have to want to stop being hurtful towards others.

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unimaginable human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. As economic activity comes to a halt, women who face disadvantage in access to decent work will suffer the most.

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