News on Gender-based violence

22 September 2020
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Ishraq at her call station work centre. She is wearing a face mask. Behind her is a poster showing the EU logo.
SANA’A, Yemen – Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the mental health of many women and girls in Yemen. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic hardships have only... Read more
10 September 2020
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Women in face masks carry UNFPA dignity kits.
BEIRUT, Lebanon – A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are an estimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. UNFPA is working with... Read more
28 August 2020
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A photo shows the silhouette of a woman on a wall.
HANOI, Viet Nam – “On my body, there are still traces of my husband. I have permanent scars all over my face so I can never forget him.” These were the words of Tuyen*, a woman in her 50s living in rural Viet Nam. Her... Read more
19 August 2020
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A photo illustration shows a health worker in personal protective gear, attending to a new mother. The text says, "Our superheroes wear super suits."
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Communities around the world are under siege – by the COVID-19 pandemic, violence, faltering economies, natural disasters and climate change. And “saving lives has never been more harrowing,”... Read more
17 August 2020
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Women make face masks in a safe space in Yemen.
SANA’A, Yemen – Salwa, 35, has survived child marriage, three abusive husbands, crushing poverty and years of grinding conflict. After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she also endured starvation. But now, only... Read more
13 August 2020
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A worker sprays rubble at the site of the blast at the Port of Beirut.
BEIRUT, Lebanon/UNITED NATIONS, New York – A masked aid worker helps an injured woman limp from a mobile first-aid clinic. Another aid worker, Hiba Kchour, carries hygiene supplies past the shattered husk of a car.... Read more
20 July 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York/KATETE, Zambia/OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – “As a female traditional leader, my aim is to be a role model within my chiefdom. I want to ensure that we collectively challenge social and... Read more
11 July 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 12 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health systems... Read more
1 July 2020
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An embroidered fabric shows a drum accompanied with the text, "beat drums, not women."
BENTIU, South Sudan – Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in South Sudan in April, more than 2,000 cases of the illness have been recorded. Tensions are rising within families and communities, leaving women and girls... Read more
30 June 2020
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Illustration shows a woman with a rose over her mouth against a red background. There is a hand showing the words stop, danger, child, innocent and other terms.
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities. And without... Read more

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