COVID-19 Bangladesh Rapid Gender Analysis. UN Women. (2020)

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Given the social distancing measures, RGA desk review contrasts pre-COVID-19 gender information and demographic data against new gender information from a multitude of surveys and qualitative sources. It examines the immediate impact of COVID-19 on pre-existing structural social and economic vulnerabilities of women, girls and diverse gender groups, and the challenges faced by these groups in accessing information and health, education, and WASH, protection and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) services as well as support for livelihoods.

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Action Brief: A Guide for Action to Stem Increasing Violence Against Women amid the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia and the Pacific. UN Women. (2020)

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This is a guide for governments, aid agencies, service providers, businesses and other groups on what to do to protect women from violence during the pandemic and its associated array of lockdowns, movement restrictions, services closures, and other disease control measures.

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Conflicting Identities: The Nexus between Masculinities, Femininities and Violent Extremism in Asia. Brown KE, Duriesmith D, Rahman F, True J, et al. (2020)

immage This publication includes expert analyses through case studies to highlight how unequal gender power structures fuel and shape violent extremism around the region. It emphasises how structures of patriarchy and harmful performances of masculinity are deeply embedded in the modus operandi of violent extremist groups. It offers policy makers and practitioners a unique insight into the gender dynamics that underpin violent extremism in South and South-East Asia. It will benefit stakeholders working in this area to ensure that holistic understandings of gender identity are integrated into policy and programming approaches to prevent violent extremism.
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Costing the Three Transformative Results. Johns Hopkins University, Avenir Health, Victoria University, Institute of Health, Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and UNFPA. (2020)

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Costing the Three Transformative Results focuses on new research to estimate the costs associated the global effort led by UNFPA to: (a) end preventable maternal deaths, (b) end the unmet need for family planning, and (c) end gender-based violence and all harmful practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation.

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COVID-19 and Ending Violence against Women and Girls. UN Women. (2020)

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This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis, with examples of actions already taken.

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COVID-19 and Ensuring Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls. UN Women. (2020)

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This brief highlights emerging trends and implications for women’s and girls’ safety in public spaces and cities, recognizing the continuum of violence against women and girls in private and public settings throughout different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 and Essential Services Provision for Survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls. UN Women. (2020)

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This brief highlights emerging trends and implications for the provision of essential services (health, police and justice, social services and coordination of these services) for women and girls who have experienced violence during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It provides actions taken at the regional, national and local levels, in partnership with Governments, civil society organizations and UN entities.

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COVID-19 and Gender Rapid Self-Assessment Tool. UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. (2020)

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Building on the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), this COVID-19 and Gender Rapid Self-Assessment Tool enables companies to assess their COVID-19 response and ensure they are supporting women during and beyond the crisis with gender-sensitive measures throughout their value chain. An Excel-based version of this self-assessment tool can also be used to develop a personalised action plan based on business actions to date, providing a clear path forward for companies to “build back better and more gender-equal.” 

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COVID-19 and Violence against Women. WHO. (2020)

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Gender-based Violence and COVID-19. UNDP. (2020)

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Gender-based violence (GBV) increases during every type of emergency – whether economic crises, conflict or disease outbreaks. Pre-existing toxic social norms and gender inequalities, economic and social stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with restricted movement and social isolation measures, have led to an exponential increase in GBV. Many women are in ‘lockdown’ at home with their abusers while being cut off from normal support services.
 

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