Violence against Women and Girls and COVID-19 in the Arab Region

Authors/editor(s): UN Regional Issue-Based Coalition for Gender Justice and Equality

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data has shown that all types of violence against women and girls (VAWG), particularly domestic violence, has intensified. This is also the case in the Arab States region. This brief reviews recent qualitative and quantitative data, the availability of support systems and identifies good and emerging practices to address VAWG in the Arab Region in light of COVID-19.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: Arab States/North Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 23