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Resources

UPDATED 7/16/2020

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

 NOT JUST HOTLINES AND MOBILE PHONES: GBV SERVICE PROVISION DURING COVID-19

Source: UNICEF

Keywords: Gender based violence (GBV); COVID-19 low/ no tech resources to reach GBV survivors

Description: This note sets out a number of alternative entry points for providing survivors with non-phone, low/no tech options to alert trustworthy stakeholders of their need for GBV services given the restrictions on movement as a result of COVID-19.

Language: English

https://www.unicef.org/media/68086/file/GBV%20Service%20Provision%20During%20COVID-19.pdf

SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE GUIDANCE COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS

Source: Spotlight Initiative

Description: As the largest global investment to eliminate violence against women and girls, Spotlight Initiative teams can quickly identify context specific risk factors and available assets and draft a plan for mitigating risks and responding to critical needs. 

This document provides some suggested interventions and resources.

Date posted: June 2020

Keywords:  violence, women, girls, risk factors

https://www.spotlightinitiative.org/publications/spotlight-initiative-guidance-covid-19-and-its-impact-violence-against-women-and-girls

 

IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

Source: UKAID/ Author Fraser E/ VAWG Helpdesk

Description: Emerging evidence suggests there are several ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic may impact on violence against women and girls

Date posted: March 2020

Keywords: violence, women, girls, covid-19 pandemic

http://www.sddirect.org.uk/media/1881/vawg-helpdesk-284-covid-19-and-vawg.pdf

COVID-19'S GENDER IMPLICATIONS EXAMINED

Source: CARE

Description: CARE is deeply concerned about the adverse and disproportionate effects that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have on women and girls around the world, particularly in development and humanitarian settings. As the healthcare systems in developed countries are overwhelmed by the spread of novel coronavirus, CARE calls on development and humanitarian organizations, national governments, and international donors to consider the gendered implications of the pandemic in a new policy brief.

Date posted: March 16, 2020

Keywords: gender, covid-19 outbreaks, humanitarian settings

https://www.care.org/newsroom/press/press-releases/covid-19s-gender-implications-examined-in-policy-brief-care

 

SIX CONCRETE MEASURES TO SUPPORT WOMEN AND GIRLS IN ALL THEIR DIVERSITY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Source: UNAIDS

Description: COVID-19 impacts on a wide range of human rights, and although it affects all people, it does so unequally. Women and girls in all their diversity are experiencing the greatest impact of the crisis. COVID-19 has highlighted the stark inequalities across societies, with a lack of pandemic preparedness and fragile or non-functioning institutions posing graver impacts.

Date posted: June 2020

Keywords: covid-19, women, girls, diversity, human rights

Language : 

https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2020/women-girls-covid19

KEY POPULATIONS

ENSURING ACCESS TO QUALITY, SAFE, AND NON-DISCRIMINATORY SERVICES FOR KEY POPULATIONS

Source: UNAIDS

Description: Statement of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Interagency Working Group on Key Populations on the need to ensure access to quality, safe, and non-discriminatory services for HIV key populations and migrants in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Date posted: July 10, 2020

Keywords: Key populations, quality, safe, non-discriminatory, HIV, migrants

https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2020/july/20200710_joint_statement_covid19

  

LGBTQ+

GENDER AFFIRMING CARE DURING COVID-19

Source: Human Rights Campaign

Keywords: Gender affirming care during COVID-19; Resource links for LGBTQ+

Date posted: 4/6/2020

Description: LGBTQ communities are particularly vulnerable to both the economic and health impacts of the virus. Resource links for LGBTQ and concerns for COVID19.

Language: English

https://www.hrc.org/blog/an-update-on-gender-affirming-care-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

IMPACT ON TRANS PEOPLE DURING COVID-19

Source: National Center for Transgender Equality

Keywords: Trans people and COVID

Date posted: 4/3/2020

Description: Discusses the impact the potential novel coronavirus effect on trans people in specific ways.

Language: English

https://transequality.org/covid19

THE VALIDATION STATION

Source: The Validation Station

Keywords: non-binary; queer, trans; validation station

Date posted: 4/11/20

Description: Write up by Forbes on The Validation Station. The Validation Station is the new free text service created for the lockdown, from non-binary radio presenter Jacob Edward, queer, trans woman Kes and Grace Hayhurst with support by cloud communications company Vonage. https://www.validationstation.net/

Language: English

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiewareham/2020/04/11/free-text-service-is-sending-daily-support-to-isolated-trans-people/?fbclid=IwAR1RMSR8YUXIwCHXbiaqm7G1pJ27sFaVHnHoZfs2OGfABgYRgUq_2570GQc#366d66322dc2

NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS

COVID-19 HEALTH LITERACY PROJECT

Source: COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

Keywords: Health literacy; languages; COVID-19

Description: COVID-19 Health Literacy Project creates and translates accessible COVID-19 information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. All materials are carefully reviewed and vetted by faculty members at Harvard Medical School. Started by a group of medical students to address language barriers during the pandemic.

Languages: 30+ languages

https://covid19healthliteracyproject.com/#languages

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

DISABILITY CONSIDERATIONS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Source: World Health Organization

Description: Certain populations, such as those with disability, may be impacted more significantly by COVID-19. This impact can be mitigated if simple actions and protective measures are taken by key stakeholders.

Keywords: People with disabilities and their families; Actions for governments; Actions for healthcare workers; Actions for disability service providers; Actions for the communities;

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, ,العربية, 中文

https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-Disability-2020-1

KEY RECOMMENDATIONS TOWARD A DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE COVID-19 RESPONSE

Source: International Disability Alliance

Description: In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and with the aim to support a disability-inclusive response to the crisis, International Disability Alliance (IDA) has launched this hub-page to share the most recent updates and resources as they become available. 

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, عربى

http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/content/covid-19-and-disability-movement

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