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Raising awareness of the shadow pandemic of violence against women during COVID-19
Amid the COVID-19 global health crisis a huge surge in domestic violence is being reported. This increase in violence is happening at a time of reduced capacity of service providers to cope with the increased demand for support. Women are locked in with their abusers and are isolated from the people and resources that can best help them. At such a critical time for women, urgent action is needed.
UN Women has launched the Shadow Pandemic campaign which gives specific advice on domestic violence with a clear call to action to shine a light on the surge of domestic violence that has accompanied COVID-19 lockdowns. The Shadow Pandemic campaign consists of a comprehensive suite of social assets, including advice from experts on the ground and a Public Service announcement (PSA) film, narrated by Academy Award winning actor Kate Winslet.
Please support the campaign using the toolkit and assets to amplify this work. A 60-second film and a press release have gone live on UN Women channels. Please find here the Shadow Pandemic Campaign Toolkit and an Alert letter.
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