Call to Men: Stop the Coronavirus Period Spike in Online Pornography

Извор: WUNRN – 08.04.2020

By Tony Porter, CEO of Call to Men

April 8, 2020 - I’m saddened — but not surprised — to hear that traffic to porn sites is spiking during this time of physical isolation. It means that not only are we more socially isolated than we were before, but far too many of us — especially men — are turning more than ever to dangerous content portraying and celebrating the objectification of women and normalizing violence against women and girls. 

Today’s pornography – which is free and available at the click of a mouse – reinforces the most damaging elements of male socialization: that women are objects, they're the property of men, and that they have less value than men.  Today’s pornography normalizes violence against women and girls and shows a version of sex that has nothing to do with connection or intimacy. Male dominance and pursuing women solely for sexual conquest – both of which are harmful teachings of the Man Box – are recurring themes.


Women & Cities, Urban Centers - Issues with the Coronavirus

Извор: WUNRN – 07.04.2020

Women’s Inclusion & Engagement in City Planning & Operations Is a Global Priority

Women experience and use the urban environment in different ways from men; they have different priorities in terms of services and infrastructure, for example regarding transport, housing and public spaces. Such priorities rarely feature in urban policy or investments. While cities have been a place of liberation for women in comparison to their rural counterparts, they are still designed around men. In areas where resources of all kinds are more limited, these disparities become especially acute, affecting women’s safety, health and income. This is particularly true in parts of the global south, where urban planning struggles to provide basic services – much less promotes gender equality.


Increased Risk of Trafficking During COVID-19 - Higher Vulnerability Especially for Women

Извор: WUNRN – 06.04.2020

OSCE – Organization for Security & Co-Operation in Europe

Statement by OSCE Special Representative for Combating  Human Trafficking

Although the COVID-19 threat is universal, the negative consequences of this crisis will be disproportionally carried by the most vulnerable in our societies. Firstly, victims of trafficking face exceptional danger as entrenched systems of exploitation are thrown into disarray and traffickers seek to maintain their revenue through greater violence or new forms of exploitation.

Human trafficking feeds off vulnerability - in particular, gender and economic inequality — and it is a symptom of frailty in our society.


China - Domestic Violence Escalates During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Извор: WUNRN – 04.04.2020

By Zhang Wanqing

March 2, 2020 - On February 11, Xiao Li received a distressing call from a 12-year-old crying for help.

The child was wandering the deserted streets of their hometown in the central Henan province with his mother and 7-year-old sister. Their father had physically abused their mother and then kicked them out of the house at a time when many cities, including theirs, were on lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Their mother, surnamed Wang, had already divorced the man, but he had coerced her and the children into spending the Lunar New Year with his family.


Justice in the Era of COVID-19: Our Global Responsibility - Gender

Извор: WUNRN – 01.04.2020

By Fernando Travesí, Executive Director

March 27, 2020 - Today, we are facing a global public health crisis of unprecedented proportions. Only time will tell the devastating toll that COVID-19 will exact on human life. The breakneck speed at which the virus is spreading does not give us reason for optimism in the near future. At the writing of this letter, more than 575,000 cases and 26,000 deaths have been recorded worldwide. The pandemic has also paralyzed the world economy.


What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls - Research Report

Извор: WUNRN – 01.04.2020

Flagship report – What works to prevent violence against women & Girls

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is preventable. Over the last two decades, VAWG prevention practitioners and researchers have been developing and testing interventions to stop violence from occurring, in addition to mitigating its consequences. This in-depth review presents what is now known in the ­field six years on and captures the contribution that What Works has made to this wider evidence base. It highlights the repertoire of interventions that are effective where interventions are well designed and executed.


Older People at Increased Risk in Low & Middle Income Countries with Coronavirus - Older Women

Извор: WUNRN – 31.03.2020

HelpAge International

Older people at increased risk in low & Middle income countries as coronavirus pandemic takes hold – Older women & Families alert

10/03/2020 - Governments must ensure that older people and their right to health are protected if coronavirus – or Covid 19 – takes hold in low - and middle - income countries, HelpAge International said.

A health crisis can isolate older people and the risk of this happening is far higher in countries with less developed health systems where access to medical services and other forms of care and support can be challenging.


EU - Coronavirus Puts Women in the Frontline

Извор: WUNRN – 29.03.2020

EIGE – European Institute for Gender Equality

In Europe, we are all adjusting to new ways of living because of the effects of the coronavirus. We are learning what it means to self-quarantine, work from home, home-school children, lose a job or even a loved one. Each person’s situation is different, but for sure, the coronavirus will reveal the different realities of women and men.


Alternative Feminist Framework for Economic Governance

Извор: WUNRN – 29.03.2020

© Center for Economic and Social Rights


The current global economic crisis provides stark evidence that the economic policies of the last 3 decades have not been working.

The devastation that the crisis has wrought on the most vulnerable households in the Global North and Global South is a reminder that the formulation of economic policy and the realization of human rights (economic, social, political, civil and cultural) have for too long been divorced from one another. Economic policy and human rights do not have to be opposing forces, but can exist symbiotically.


As the Virus Pandemic Rages, Women & Girls Face Intensified Risks

Извор: WUNRN – 28.03.2020

Women face increased risk of violence, loss of livelihoods and other threats under the pandemic. © Unsplash/Tam Wai

Direct Link to Full 9-Page March 2020 UNFPA Document:

19 March 2020 - UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and announcing movement restrictions affecting millions.


Why WHO Needs a Feminist Economic Agenda

Извор: WUNRN – 28.03.2020

The Lancet ~ Volume 395, ISSUE 10229, P1018-1020, March 28, 2020

By Asha Herten-Crabb & Sara E. Davies

In September, 2019, Alan Donnelly and Ilona Kickbusch called for a chief economist at WHO (1)

Such a position, they argued, would enable WHO to better advocate for greater recognition of, and thus action on, the interdependency of health and the economy. We support this proposal: recognition of the interdependence of health and the economy is vital for WHO to achieve its mandate: “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health…without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. (2)



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