COVID-19 and violence against women: What the health sector/system can do

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The risks of violence that women and their children face during the current COVID-19 crisis cannot be ignored.

While recognizing that COVID-19 has placed an immense burden on the health systems and health workers in caring for the sick, there are things that can help mitigate the impacts of violence on women and children in this pandemic. Health systems have an important role to play in ensuring services for women who have experienced violence remain safe and accessible during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read WHO's advice on what can be done to address VAW during the COVID-19 response and tips for actions to take if you or your family members are experiencing violence.

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