Impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls: Through the lens of civil society and women's rights organizations
As part of its initial response to the COVID-19 crisis, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) mapped its grantees to assess the impact of the pandemic and associated lockdowns.
The replies confirmed the rapid rise in violence against women and girls and the challenges faced by struggling, often civil society led, support systems. They also revealed how quickly and nimbly grantees are adapting to maintain key aspects of their projects while protecting the safety of beneficiaries and staff. An analysis of 122 grantees’ replies from 69 countries and territories, has identified some commonalties in the current experiences of women’s and civil society organizations on the front line of the COVID-19 response.