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Summary of “Framework in Ending Violence Against women and Girls with the advent of the COVID 19 from an African Perspective”

By Kathleen O'Brien This is a summary of an article titled “Framework in Ending Violence Against women and Girls with the advent of the COVID 19 from an African Perspective” which was published on April 14, 2020 (1). The authors of this article are Alain Ndedi and Jennet Kem.

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COVID-19: The Revealer of Gender Inequity in Public Health

By Anindita Marwah The COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) has been called an “equal-opportunity virus”(1). While the virus itself is not known to discriminate, this pandemic is proving to be a revealer of some the many deep-rooted health inequities that exist in our healthcare system, which are now being highlighted by the public health response to the outbreak.

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The rise of domestic abuse amidst the COVID pandemic: why shelters are struggling to satisfy women’s growing need for support

By Katie Wilkins As COVID-19 has become more widespread over the past few weeks, incidences of gender-based violence have increased.[1,2,3] This is a trend that has been reliably observed in crisis situations throughout recent history: during times of war, economic collapse, and now, pandemic.

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