Types of Violence - - MENA region

Covid-19 and Essential Services Provision for Survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls - a Snapshot from the Arab States

19.10.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

This brief highlights emerging trends of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and implications for the provision of essential services (health, police and justice, social services and the coordination of these services) for women and girls experiencing violence. It provides examples of actions taken at the country level by service providers, including governments and civil society organizations to counter the disruption of services for women survivors of violence. It draws upon best practices, knowledge and experience shared by various stakeholders from seven MENA countries during a workshop organized on 11 June 2020 by UN Agencies part of the Essential Services Packages in the Arab States Region, as well as on other experiences shared by UN Women country offices in the Arab States.


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : ONU Femmes
  • Co-editor : UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC
  • Publishing house : UN Women
  • Publication date : 2020
  • Number of pages : 8
  • Language : English


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