Protecting Women and Girls in Lebanon’s COVID-19 Community Isolation Centers

Women and girls admitted to COVID-19 community isolation centers are particularly vulnerable to be subjected to harassment, violence, exploitation and abuse due to specific gendered protection risks, including being confined to an isolated space, the gendered staffing of centers, the economic vulnerability of women and girls, and avenues to seek help being limited or hard to reach. WHO and UN Women are co-leading interventions within the isolation facilities to protection the needs of women and girls, through protection monitoring, ensuring complaint and feedback mechansisms, community messaging, and training and capacity building.

View online/download

English

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Lebanon

Subject area(s): Health; COVID-19; Peace and security; Humanitarian action

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020