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Most countries failing to address women’s needs during pandemic – UN

Most countries failing to address women’s needs during pandemic – UN

LISA OHLEN ONLY one in eight countries worldwide have brought in measures to specifically protect women from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a database of government responses to COVID-19 launched by two U.N. agencies on Monday. The crisis offers a chance to reshape societies for a fairer future, but many nations are failing to protect women and girls from pandemic-linked risks such as a surge in domestic abuse, said U.N. Women and the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP). "The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting women hard - as victims of domestic violence locked down with their abusers, as unpaid…
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