The shadow pandemic: COVID-19 and justice for gender-based violence survivors in conflict-affected and transitional settings

ILAC Policy Brief

This brief examines the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence (GBV) and how the layers of crises brought on by COVID-19 have exacerbated the barriers for women and girls’ access to justice for GBV crimes in conflict-affected and transitional settings. After revising recent reports on the topic, we explore possible ways for improving justice for GBV survivors, building on the measures to address the increase in reported cases of GBV during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Authors: Vanessa Passos Araújo (Programme Officer at ILAC) and Linn Häggqvist (Programme Officer at ILAC).