Last year’s 20th anniversary of Women, Peace and Security celebrated the progress that has been made and recognised the work that is left to do. Our research, with women and youth peacebuilders across Yemen, highlights that nowhere is this work more needed than Yemen.
In this blog to mark the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign, we summarise available evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced trends and forms of GBV in Zimbabwe, which women and girls are most at risk of GBV, and what factors are driving GBV during the pandemic.
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Social Development Direct is hopeful that through collective efforts by governments, the private sector and civil society we can create a more disability-inclusive world during the recovery from the pandemic.
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), we explore why, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, work on GBV is as important as ever.