Responding to SGBV in the wake of COVID-19

Responding to SGBV in the wake of COVID-19

Victims of violence experience devastating consequences including physical, mental, and psychological wellbeing. But it long-term, far-reaching effects, including persistent inequalities between men and women, which limit women and girls’ abilities to fulfil their potential is a risk we must avoid completely.

The global theme for the 2020 16 days of activism, Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”, is a wake-up call for all and sundry to work together and invest till we see a day when we will bring to zero all forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).

Today, the renovated SGBV shelter was handed over to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.  This adds up to the many interventions existing to ensure that women and girls have access to holistic support to regain their dignity and health. This shelter will go a long way to enhance the response to SGBV and safeguard the rights of vulnerable girls and women.

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