UN WORKING GROUP – Responses to the Covid-19 pandemic must not discount women and girls

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Statement by the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls, 20 April 2020 “As governments attempt to tackle the unprecedented public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are deeply concerned that women and girls are suffering even more egregious violations of their human rights. In the absence of gender sensitive intersectional responses, different forms of systemic discrimination already faced by women and girls will be exacerbated. The dramatic increase … Continued

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