COVID-19, Conflict & Sexual Violence: Reversing the Burden of Proof

Извор: WUNRN – 08.08.2020

Sexual violence in armed conflict, while prohibited by international humanitarian law, remains a brutal reality. Sophie Sutrich, ICRC’s Head ofAddressing Sexual Violence, highlights the effects of conflict-related sexual violence on its survivorsand discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic 

ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross

Also Via SVRI – Sexual Violence Research Initiative

June 19, 2020 - Sexual violence is a well-known side effect of emergencies, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. People already affected by existing humanitarian emergencies presently face a serious aggravation of intersecting vulnerabilities to health, economic and protection risks.


Impact of COVID-19 on Older Persons - UN Response - Older Women

Извор: WUNRN – 06.08.2020

NEW YORK, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) - COVID19 is devastating on older persons. The numbers are staggering, more than 80 percent of the fatalities due to coronavirus in the US and East Asia occurred among adults aged 65 and over. In Europe and Australia, the figures are even higher, 94 and 97 per cent of the deaths were persons aged 60 and over………

Direct Link to Full 16-Page May 2020 UN Policy Brief

4-Page Overview


Tech Against Trafficking - Leveraging Technology to Combat Trafficking in Humans

Извор: WUNRN – 04.08.2020

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Tech Against Traffickinga coalition of global tech companies and experts leveraging technology to help eradicate human trafficking, have jointllaunched ‘Leveraging innovation to fight trafficking in human beings: A comprehensive analysis of technology tools’.

The report finds that while technology can be an effective tool in the drive to prevent human trafficking, it has simultaneously enabled traffickers to achieve greater efficiencies.


Addressing Emerging Human Trafficking Trends & Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Извор: WUNRN – 30.07.2020

30 July 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic created new risks and challenges to victims of trafficking and survivors of trafficking, as well as having exacerbated the vulnerabilities of at-risk groups to trafficking. To analyze emerging trafficking in human beings (THB) trends and dynamics and to develop a response based on empirical data to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ODIHR and UN Women conducted a global survey of (1) survivors of trafficking and (2) frontline stakeholders. Based on the survey findings and empirical data collected, a set of policy recommendations were developed.

Direct Link to Full 124-Page 2020 Report


FGM Resolution of UN Human Rights Council - July 2020

Извор: WUNRN – 21.07.2020

United Nations - General Assembly

A/HRC/44/L.20 - Distr.: Limited - 14 July 2020

Original: English

Human Rights Council

Forty-fourth session   30 June–17 July 2020

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Albania,* Argentina, Austria, Belgium,* Bulgaria, Burkina Faso,** Chile, Croatia,* Cyprus,* Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,* Finland,* France,* Germany, Greece,* Hungary,* Iceland,* Ireland,* Italy, Latvia,* Liechtenstein,* Lithuania,* Luxembourg,* Maldives,* Malta,* Mexico, Monaco,* Netherlands, Norway,* Paraguay,* Peru, Poland, Portugal,* Romania,* Slovakia, Slovenia,* Spain, Sweden,* Thailand*and Turkey*: draft resolution


How Data Can Stop Women from Going Hungry

Извор: WUNRN – 14.07.2020

A woman prepares a tray with lentils and cereals at a food distribution center in Tawilla, North Darfur, Sudan. Photo by: Albert Gonzalez Farran /  UNAMID / CC BY-NC-ND

By Helen Castell // 13 July 2020

LONDON — Good data is key to understanding — and ultimately dismantling — the complex relationships between hunger, inequality, and disempowerment that women and girls in many parts of the world experience, according to Jacqueline Paul, senior gender adviser at the World Food Programme.

Women represent roughly 60% of the 821 million people who are chronically undernourished, and there are fears that both figures could rise during the current pandemic.


Harnessing Feminist Principles & Approaches to Improve Mental Health Care for Gender-Based Violence Survivors in Humanitarian Contexts

Извор: WUNRN – 14.07.2020

Laura Martineau-Searle, GBV AoR Helpdesk Manager, introduces a new GBV AoR Helpdesk report authored by Jeanne Ward, which explores what it means to apply feminist principles to specialized mental health care for GBV survivors, and how we might reinforce these principles in GBV-related mental health and psychosocial support programming in humanitarian settings.

While the humanitarian community has widely endorsed the importance of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming in emergencies, there is limited guidance on specialized mental health interventions for the many women and girls who experience gender-based violence (GBV).


State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World 2020 - Hunger & Malnutrition

Извор: WUNRN – 13.07.2020

Almost 690 million people around the world went hungry in 2019. As progress in fighting hunger stalls, the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying the vulnerabilities and inadequacies of global food systems. While it is too early to assess the full impact of the lockdowns and other containment measures, at least another 83 million people, and possibly as many as 132 million, may go hungry in 2020. The setback throws into further doubt the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal for zero hunger.

Direct Link to Full 320-Page Report



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