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COVID-19 wave of violence against women shows EU countries still lack proper safeguards | EIGE

18/11/2020News
This article from the EU agency discusses its two new studies assessing measures Member States took to protect women during the pandemic and the need for further support.  

SRVAW Dubravka Šimonovic on the 'pandemic of femicide' | UN OHCHR

25/11/2020Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
This statement issued by Dubravka Šimonovic, special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, reiterates her call for States to establish national femicide watches or observatories around the world to end the "pandemic of femicide". 

Measures to address violence against women during the pandemic have been uneven and insufficient | UN WOMEN

25/11/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
In this report, the UNDP-UN Women Global Gender Response Tracker assessed the 704 measures across 135 countries to prevent and respond to violence against women (VAW). For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, they take a closer look at what governments are...

Identifying femicide locally and globally: Understanding the utility and accessibility of sex/ gender-related motives and indicators

28/08/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
Femicide, the gender-related killing of women and girls, has received an unprecedented rise in international attention in the past decade, prompting increased discussions about how to define and measure femicide. Following a review of definitions and indicators, this article examines the utility of...

Covid-19 and VAWG: Resources for Women’s Specialist Support Services, Organisations & Researchers

04/05/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, research shows that vulnerability and precarity of women and girls exacerbate during times of crises. Here you will find continuously updated information and materials to better understand the impact of Covid-19 in the field of violence against...

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on VAWG | UK Aid

16/03/2020Studies, Analyses, Reports
Pandemics affect men and women differently. This UK Aid report shows a correlation between the COVID-19 outbreak and an increased risk of domestic violence; workplace violence in the health sector; racial and sexual harassment; abuse and exploitation for vulnerable women workers;...