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RSS FeedsThird Committee Experts Denounce Uptick in Violence against Women, Children, as Delegates Call for Action to Preserve Decades of Gender Equality Gains
(WorldNews Argentina)

 
 

10 october 2020 04:05:56

 
Third Committee Experts Denounce Uptick in Violence against Women, Children, as Delegates Call for Action to Preserve Decades of Gender Equality Gains
(WorldNews Argentina)
 


The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to wipe out a generation of progress in gender equality, United Nations experts told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as they led a series of interactive dialogues that explored how best to uphold the rights of women and children amid increases in violence and suffering brought on by new virus-induced realities. The day`s discussions - all held online - touched on topics from discrimination against women and girls, to obstetric fistula and children in armed conflict, with experts describing precarious environments of social isolation and financial insecurity that amplify risks to women and children. The new COVID-19 reality has...


 
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