Research Publication

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Violence against Women and Girls

Published by
United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID)
Violence - Gender Based Violence
Emergency - Health

Since its outbreak, COVID-19 has infected hundreds of thousands of people across the world and created a range of primary and secondary effects on different individuals and communities (Wenham et al, 2020). The Director General of the World Health Organisation declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. This rapid research query summarises the evidence of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls (VAWG), as well as other similar epidemics.