Civil Society Strengthening Platform Guidelines to Better Support Women and Girls Victims of Violence Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "The current COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic represents a great social and economic disruption to all human beings, affecting disproportionally women and girls due to widespread pre-existing discrimination and inequalities. Every crisis creates inequalities and aggravates older ones, such as the inequalities existing against women and girls. It is necessary for states to step up their efforts and increase the measures to protect women and girls victims of violence. [...] The present guidelines are to support the national government and service providers in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey to better respond to the needs of women and their children, girls' victims of violence to the effects of the lockdown measures in light of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. These guidelines are to be applicable also after the lockdown measures are lifted."
Women Against Violence Europe; Civil Society Strengthening Platform