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This rapid assessment examines how the impacts of COVID-19 are threatening women’s ability to access justice. The assessment reflects challenges faced by women and girls of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic groups, including those experiencing overlapping disadvantages and those facing amplified challenges in humanitarian settings. Cross-regional and local experiences are highlighted, and quantitative data is utilized where available.
This brief paper jointly developed by UN Women and WHO summarizes principles and recommendations to those planning to embark on data collection on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It responds to the needs and challenges to adhere to methodological, ethical and safety principles in the context of the physical distancing and staying at home measures imposed in many countries.
The report is conducted by CAWTAR with support of different international organizations include, UNWOMEN. The report analyses the legal status of the women in more than 20 countries in the region. The report reviewed about 300 laws and compared it with the treaties signed by those countries. It tries to assess the translation of the commitments of each country into local laws and procedures.