Nafisa* (25) was the first COVID-19 patient at Save the Children's treatment centre in Cox's Bazar. Image credit: Habiba Ummay / Save the Children

Desk Review: COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence

From the WHO’s Global Health Cluster (GHC) COVID-19 Task Team: This desk review, led by READY, summarizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender-based violence (GBV) health-related services in Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar), Iraq, and northern Nigeria.

The report includes:

    • An overview of the impact of COVID-19 on GBV health-related services, common barriers to services, and GBV responses and adaptations;
    • Context-specific information on those same themes in Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar), Iraq, and northern Nigeria; and
    • General and context-specific recommendations for governments, NGOs, healthcare providers, the UN and donors, and other actors.

Download the Barriers to Gender Based Violence (GBV) health services in humanitarian settings during COVID-19 desk review (580kb .pdf).

United States Agency for International Development Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Save the Children, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK Med, EcoHealth Alliance, Mercy Malaysia

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