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The COVID-19 pandemic aggravates gender violence and addictions, creating a situation of vulnerability that primarily affects women Implementing gender-sensitive addiction services plays an important role in the elimination of violence against women

Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is having potentially catastrophic secondary impacts on the health of women and girls around the world. Decisions made at every level of the response to the pandemic are resulting in women being further cut off from sexual and reproductive health services, threatening sharp rises in maternal and neonatal mortality. Women and girls are often denied careContinue reading “Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic”

Top doctors and lawyers condemn ‘shocking’ treatment of women in childbirth during COVID-19

Exclusive: openDemocracy investigation reveals ‘traumatic’ incidents defying WHO guidelines in 45 countries – as experts warn of ‘tens of thousands’ of extra maternal deaths. Top doctors and lawyers from around the world have condemned the “shocking and disturbing” treatment of women giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new openDemocracy investigation reveals today. Since March,Continue reading “Top doctors and lawyers condemn ‘shocking’ treatment of women in childbirth during COVID-19”

The Misogynist Violence of Iceland’s Feminist Paradise

The world’s “best place to be a woman” is far more dangerous than its reputation suggests. For the past 11 years Iceland has led the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index, earning the country the label of “the best place in the world to be a woman.” Iceland has some of the world’s strongest laws onContinue reading “The Misogynist Violence of Iceland’s Feminist Paradise”

Sexual Violence in Conflict – UN Security Council Open Debate – Myanmar Gender Lens

Mr. President, Excellencies, my civil society colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today and deliver this statement on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security. For over 30 years, I have advocated for democracy, human rights, gender equality and peace in my country,Myanmar. I haveContinue reading “Sexual Violence in Conflict – UN Security Council Open Debate – Myanmar Gender Lens”

Two million more girls might be tortured with female genital mutilation just because of COVID-19

Like a fire through dry grass, COVID-19 seems to burn the most quickly through communities that are already suffering. In Somalia, a country ranked 194th out of 195 on the Global Health Security Index, this is evident in the massive spike in female genital mutilation, or FGM, that has been recorded since the beginning ofContinue reading “Two million more girls might be tortured with female genital mutilation just because of COVID-19”

Ending violence against women

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death. It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society. Violence not only has negative consequences for women but alsoContinue reading “Ending violence against women”

FIFA, European Commission and World Health Organization launch #SafeHome campaign to support those at risk from domestic violence

26 May 2020  FIFA, WHO, and the European Commission have joined forces, to launch the #SafeHome campaign to support women and children at risk of domestic violence. The campaign is a joint response from the three institutions to the recent spikes in reports of domestic violence as stay-at-home measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19Continue reading “FIFA, European Commission and World Health Organization launch #SafeHome campaign to support those at risk from domestic violence”

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