Stories from UN Women, UNFPA the Philippines and UNFPA Indonesia
Women’s Union helps survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19 epidemic in Viet Nam
When more and more women in the local communities were experiencing domestic violence under the COVID-19 lockdown, Da Nang Women’s Union took action to curb the violence and to reach out to survivors on how to get help.
Thai hotline assists women seeking to leave abusive and violent situations
As elsewhere in the region, gender-based violence increased in Thailand during COVID-19. For front-line workers answering a hotline which assists women seeking to leave abusive and violent situations, the case load doubled.
Mother and daughter seek to end the practice of child marriage
In the Philippines, 1 out of 6 girls is married before the age of 18. The Women-Friendly Spaces (WFS) is a safe space for women where they can learn their rights. Through WFS a mother and daughter with personal experience of child marriage became facilitators and protect and link gender-based violence (GBV) survivors to a wide range of services.
Single mother in Mindanao survives domestic abuse, earthquakes, and COVID-19
Sarah is one of those 26% of Filipino ever-married women aged 15-49, who have experienced violence committed by their husband or partner and who has. Read how “Cash for Protection”, which is part of initiatives to address the physical, emotional, and socio-economic consequences of GBV in evacuation centers established in the earthquake-affected communities, makes a difference for Sarah and other women.
Reaching domestic violence survivors amid the pandemic
Under COVID-19, cases of gender-based violence (GBV) have increased by 12% in Indonesia. In response, initiatives have been taken to ensure GBV survivors can adequately access and receive the necessary services on time. This includes a new protocol on GBV case management and referral pathway during COVID-19 pandemic, to aims to build a communication platform to share resources to ensure the fulfillment of the basic rights of women and children during the pandemic.