COVID-19, Gender, and Disability Checklist: Preventing and Addressing Gender-Based Violence against Women, Girls, and Gender Non-conforming Persons with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Publication Date: June 2021
Author: UNFPA, Women Enabled International, UN Women

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The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Checklist, is a user-friendly guide for States and healthcare providers. It is based on human rights-based practices on how to prevent and respond to GBV against girls, women and gender non-confirming persons with disabilities. This Checklist is divided into three sections, focused on (1) Addressing the root causes of and preventing GBV against women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) Ensuring access to GBV services, including justice mechanisms, for women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic; and (3) Preventing and addressing GBV against women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities in the recovery from COVID-19. 

To learn more on this topic see the dedicated resource pack aimed to aid a range of actors such as United Nations Country Teams, civil society, governments, multilateral organizations, and others involved in COVID-19 response and recovery—as well as planning, response, and recovery from other crises—to ensure that their policies and practices are inclusive of women and girls with disabilities and their rights are promoted.

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