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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Pandemic sparks concerns about surging STD, HIV rates

Posted on May 1, 2020 at 12:52 pm

The pandemic that has upended life in the U.S. could lead to increased STD rates and setbacks in the fight ...

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Coronavirus reveals macho stereotypes and gender norms run through society

Posted on April 30, 2020 at 11:53 am

What the coronavirus reveals about engrained macho stereotypes and gender norms in society This article by Stephen Burrell and Sandy ...

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Switched on: sexuality education in the digital space

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 9:24 am

About This technical brief summarises the findings of two reviews commissioned by UNESCO in 2019. The first is a desk ...

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The OHCHR background note on human rights violations against intersex people

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 9:08 am

Introduction The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a background note on ending human rights ...

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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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Dutch judge offers no relief to women who are now waiting for an abortion and cannot leave their home

Posted on April 22, 2020 at 11:43 am

On April 10th, the District Court of The Hague dismissed the application for interim relief from Trix (alias) against the ...

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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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