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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.
Published 15.06.2020 11:48
In Cuba, “Yo si te creo” movement is helping women victims of domestic violence.
The group of activists and experts against gender violence has provided a WhatsApp number to help women during the Covid-19 pandemic. Victims receive psychological assistance and legal advice. There is a protocol to handle each type of case.
Published 10.06.2020 11:25
In Colombia, women help other women who are victims of violence during quarantine.
Violence against women increased in Colombia during social isolation. Call center 155 has seen a 103% increase in calls since the quarantine began on March 25. Thus, 40 women from the “Red Solidaria de Mujeres” have offered legal and psychological guidance to the victims.
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Published 30.05.2020 11:02
In Peru, violet-colored masks are distributed to warn of violence against women.
The #MascarillaVioleta campaign was launched by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to protest against violence against women as part of the “No estás sola” (meaning “You are not alone) initiative. In fifty days of mandatory quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 28,000 calls for help were answered,…
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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 15.05.2020 17:07
In Morocco, the government has called for the development of digital platforms for receiving complaints of violence against women.
The government has further called for such cases to be given priority and for the necessary protection measures stipulated by the law to be implemented. UN Women has warned that since the pandemic has started violence against women and girls and in particular domestic violence has intensified.
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…

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