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Published 26.06.2020 18:30
In Paraguay, the Ministry of Women has launched a campaign to raise awareness on violence against women during the pandemic.
The campaign “Metete, podemos evitar más feminicidios” includes a guideline to help women, victims of violence, as cases increased during the quarantine.
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Published 06.06.2020 16:02
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, UNICEF has ordered 1 million masks for vulnerable populations.
The organization has engaged local associations to produce non-medical reusable masks to be distributed to both adults and children in communities that are vulnerable to Covid-19. When procuring the masks the organization engaged “young people and women from the country’s most vulnerable groups, including people living with disabilities, young girls…
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Published 23.05.2020 13:23
In Lesotho an App is helping Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
GBV activists from Gender Links are encouraging women to use the Nokaneng App which was launched in 2019 during the pandemic. This comes after they have noted that GBV cases are on the rise due to the country’s lockdown. The App provides information about GBV and also has a list…
Published 13.05.2020 12:43
Telefono Rosa campaign asks women to call the pink telephone in case of domestic abuse
Telefono Rosa, an Italian non-governmental organisation, launched a campaign to help women who suffer domestic violence during the lockdown. This Rome-based non-profit has several shelter houses, two anti-violence centres in two city-halls and works with psychologists and lawyers to support victims. They also offer a phone number and chat for women living with their abusers to report violence.
Published 27.04.2020 11:45
In Canada, an emergency payment of more than $2.7 million to support services for domestic violence victims.
The extra budget will help over 50 community agencies across Ontario, including indigenous organisations and those based in rural areas. Funds will help front-line staff respond to challenges caused by the health crisis, including hotels stays, transportation and meal vouchers available through the Victim Quick Response Program Plus (VQRP+).
Published 27.04.2020 11:43
Scottish Women’s Aid and CIH Scotland published a new guidance to help domestic abuse victims.
The guidance recommends that social landlords work together with these organizations and develop specific policies to ensure victims and survivors get support. Social landlords will also have a responsibility to provide accommodation to women and children at risk.
Published 27.04.2020 11:40
In Ireland, ads on TV, radio and social media against domestic violence during lockdown.
The campaign is launched by the government and frontline services. In addition, several agencies working with vulnerable women have received extra funding, such as Women’s Aid, which has been granted €63,000 to extend the high-risk support project, The Rape Crisis Centre Network Ireland received €50,000 and Ruhama organization received €8,000…
Published 27.04.2020 05:46
In Cuba, the group #YoSíTeCreo supports women who are experiencing sexist violence.
The group #YoSíTeCreo en Cuba offers psychological and legal guidance for women who are experiencing abuse during the lockdown. In addition, they made available a free telephone number, an email account and WhatsApp for emergencies. They recommend women who are experiencing abuse to agree to a keyword with a trusted…
Published 26.04.2020 20:20
In Chicago, Uber and Lyft provide free rides for those escaping domestic abuse.
Ride-hailing companies together donated over $20,000. The money goes to the IL Domestic Violence Hotline, which connects services for those seeking transportation to flee a violent situation, which includes domestic violence and human trafficking. After a call, operators deploy Uber or Lyft to pick up a rider.
Published 26.04.2020 14:15
Rihanna and Jack Dorsey of Twitter donated $4.2 million to assist domestic violence victims.
Their donations will cover 10 weeks of support, including shelter, meals and counselling for individuals and their children experiencing domestic violence during the pandemic and lockdown in Los Angeles, as many shelters have reached capacity.

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