Impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls and service provision: UN Women rapid assessment and findings

This report synthesises information from a rapid assessment to understand the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls and service provision. The information was collected from partners—governments and civil society organizations—in 49 countries in five regions. The synthesis sheds light on the impact of COVID-19 on the availability of and accessibility to services for women and girls who experience violence, and measures taken by service providers to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls during the pandemic, despite resource and capacity constraints.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence; Ending violence against women and girls; Health; Service delivery

Resource type: Assessments

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 10

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