The pandemic of violence against women and girls is a longstanding human rights violation that stifles development. Growing evidence shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with an increase…

Elizaveta Perova, Daniel Halim, Diana J. Arango |

As we observe these 16 days of activism, let us remember that nobody should have to choose between water and sanitation and their safety. Now, more than ever, we need to strengthen our…

Jennifer J. Sara |

Niranjala’s husband started physically abusing her soon after they got married. It got worse after their first child. When she was about to file for a divorce, the pandemic struck.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

In Nepal, COVID-19 has intensified the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) for women and girls. Despite limited resources, Nepal's gender-based violence service providers have stepped up to…

Jaya Sharma, Deepa Rai, Sachi Mulmi |

Of the many negative impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, one of the most serious and surely the most hidden is the drastic increase in gender-based violence in Latin America and the…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

Violence against women and girls is a pandemic that can be eradicated in our lifetime.  

Axel van Trotsenburg |

This is one of a series of guest blog posts we are developing for various regions as part of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This post explores a Hotline for Female Entertainment…

Carinne Brody, Siyan Yi |

For some women in Bhutan, COVID-19 has shown that their home is a dangerous place to be. The pandemic has exacerbated economic pressures and worsened tensions at home, often leading to increased…

Tenzin Lhaden |

Whether it happens in public spaces or the workplace, sexual harassment is a form of gender-based violence, inflicting harm and stress on its victims and limiting their career or education…

Maria Beatriz Orlando, Rohini P. Pande, Uzma Quresh |

The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.

Andy Kotikula, Diana J. Arango |