Adolescent Girls and COVID-19: GBV Risks and Responses

Authored by: Save the Children

Categories: Global Public Health
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Year: 2020
Citation: “Adolescent Girls and COVID-19: GBV Risks and Responses.” Save the Children, 2020.

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Executive Summary

Prior to the current COVID-19 pandemic, gender-based violence had already reached pandemic proportions across the globe. Pandemics like COVID-19 expose and exacerbate existing inequalities putting women, girls and people of diverse gender identities at increased risk of violence. This report shows that GBV prevention, mitigation, and response measures must be prioritized in funding and response efforts in order to address the increased need.