P June 2020

Spotlight Initiative guidance: COVID-19 and its impact on violence against women and girls

SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE GUIDANCE COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS

No. of pages: 4
Author: Spotlight Initiative

Worldwide reports are showing an alarming rise in domestic abuse in the context of COVID-19, as isolation, shifting frontline service priorities, and diminishing resources all create a perfect storm for abuse in the home to intensify.

As the largest global investment to eliminate violence against women and girls, Spotlight Initiative teams can quickly identify context specific risk factors and available assets and draft a plan for mitigating risks and responding to critical needs. 

This document provides some suggested interventions and resources.