COVID-19 and specific impact on LGBTI people

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

COVID-19 and specific impact on LGBTI people and what authorities should be doing to mitigate impact COVID-19 is generating complex ...

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Diplomatic Statement: Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-responsiveness in the COVID-19 crisis

Posted on May 6, 2020 at 10:04 am

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, ...

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

Posted on May 6, 2020 at 9:07 am

Introduction Past global health emergencies show that access to safe abortion can be negatively impacted during crises.1 While states’ COVID-19 responses ...

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Technical Note on COVID-19 and Harmful Practices

Posted on May 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm

Introduction COVID-19 has upended the lives of children and families across the globe and is impacting efforts to end child ...

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

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 8:44 am

The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. ...

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Estimates of the Potential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 8:00 am

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 has spread rapidly since emerging in late 2019, leading the World Health Organization ...

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Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial (MHPSS) aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 3:06 pm

Introduction This briefing note summarises key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The brief was last updated February 2020. Mental…

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Disability Considerations in GBV Programming during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 2:42 pm

Overview This note provides information and practical guidance to support gender-based violence (GBV) practitioners to integrate attention to disability into GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response efforts during the COVID-19…

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COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 6:51 pm

UNWomen have developed a brief which highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on ...

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COVID-19 and Child, Early and Forced Marriage: An Agenda for Action

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Girls not Brides have released a brief titled “COVID-19 and Child, Early and Forced Marriage: An Agenda for Action”. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic is already having a devastating effect on…

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