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Factsheet 7: Improving national responses to gender-based violence

There has been a noticeable increase in GBV during the Covid-19 pandemic, not only against women but also against LGBTQI persons. RESISTIRÉ analysis shows that a majority of countries failed to address issues of gender-based violence in their COVID-19 policy response and while civil society organisations managed to react in some instances, the pandemic also put pressure and circumscribed their range of activities.