As COVID-19 exposes the fault lines of gender equality, a strong focus on violence against women at the UN General Assembly
from UN Women
With alarming rise of domestic violence reports during the pandemic lockdowns from millions of women worldwide, UN Women convened a high-level meeting on Sept. 29 with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Member States, UN agencies, activists, the private sector and philanthropies. The spotlight was on the urgent need for targeted investments, commitments and innovative new ways of tackling the exponential increase in gender-based violence around the world since the onset of COVID-19.
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