Gender based violence - psychosocial support

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Gender-based violence includes any harmful act—physical, sexual, emotional—perpetrated against a person's will that is based on socially ascribed gender differences between males and females.

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As the climate crisis leads to more intense and more frequent extreme weather and climate-related events, this in turn risks increasing the amount of gender-based violence experienced by women, girls, and sexual and gender minorities, say researchers.
University of Cambridge
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This report explores the strategies led by government, nongovernmental and civil society organizations to prevent and respond to violence against women and children (‎VAWC)‎ during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact on service demand across Europe.
World Health Organization - Regional Office for Europe
There is no doubt that the climate crisis is gendered, and the evidence is increasingly coming to bear.
United Nations Population Fund
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Climate change affects people every day and comes at a high cost to communities around the world, often paid by women and girls.
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Disaster-related violence against women and girls must now be formally recognised in violence prevention, health sector responses and disaster management strategies
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
This review discusses how dDisasters triggered by climate and other natural hazards are increasing in frequency, severity and duration worldwide. Disasters disproportionately impact women and girls, with some evidence suggesting that violence against women and girls (VAWG) increases in disaster settings.
BMJ Global Health