Resources: Consequences of the Covid-19 crisis on Female genital mutilation

In the face of the #COVID19 pandemic, the world is struck and affected in various ways. The pandemic is a nightmare to everyone especially to women and girls. Research has shown that women and girls suffer the most in the face of pandemics, conflicts and crisis. During this period of #COVID19, most parts of the world are on lockdown leaving women and girls vulnerable to Gender Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and other forms of violence.

We have gathered resources on the gendered impacts of #COVID19 for your use. The resources have been grouped based on subject matter siting the source and the topic discussed. These resources include articles, social media citations, webinars etc in English or French.

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COVID-19 and high risk of FGM

Anti-FGM Campaigner Sadia Isaack warns that cutting during #COVID19 lock down will spread infection: https://twitter.com/GMCEndFGM/status/1247808678356369409?s=20
Anti-FGM Campaigner appeals for help to use media to raise awareness on the effects of #COVID19 on #FGM: https://twitter.com/GMCEndFGM/status/1247196433016672258?s=20
End Cutting Girls Twitter conference on #COVID19 and #FGM: https://twitter.com/endcuttinggirls/status/1245729459354861569?s=20
Maryam Sheikh shares her views on the effects of #COVID19 on #FGM. https://twitter.com/MaryamDeeqa/status/1251493532524851200?s=20

COVID 19 and Gender-Based Violence (General)

COVID19 and Domestic Violence 

COVID19 and Women/Girls

Equals Now twitter chat on the gendered impact of #COVID19. https://twitter.com/equalsnow220/status/1248944140219490305?s=20

UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme End Child Marriage twitter chat on impacts of #COVID19 on girls around the world. https://twitter.com/GPChildMarriage/status/1247811421611667456?s=20

COVID19 and Sexual and Reproductive Health services

Natalie Robi Tingo, Kenyan member of the CoP, is supporting young girls in Kuria with Menstrual Hygiene products in the face of #COVID19. Follow her on Facebook here.

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