Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

Pandemic threatens achievement of the Transformative Results committed to by UNFPA

27 April 2020
Author: UNFPA, with contributions from Avenir Health, Johns Hopkins University (USA) and Victoria University (Australia)
Publisher: UNFPA

UNFPA aims to achieve three world-changing results by 2030, the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. These are: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending gender-based violence including harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and ending all preventable maternal deaths. COVID-19 pandemic could critically undermine progress made towards achieving these goals.

 

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