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Lindsay Mgbor / DFID

UNDP Brief: GBV and COVID-19

This brief advocates UNDP Country Offices to:

  • Integrate GBV in national and sub-national COVID-19 response plans
  • Adapt and expand services such as shelters, safe spaces and essential housing, along with psycho-social support and advice for individuals experiencing or at risk of GBV
  • Support police and justice actors to provide adapted services
  • Assess and update GBV referral pathways to reflect any changes in formal or informal services or access points as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Engage government, private sector and civil society actors, including community, traditional and faith-based leaders, to send a strong message that violence will not be tolerated
  • Provide direct and indirect support to CSO service providers
  • Enable community-led solutions, including empowering “good bystanders”
  • Mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on survivors of GBV