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Turkey Cross Border GBV SC Guidance note on COVID-19

This Guidance Note aims to provide certain key points to be considered by the front-line GBV service providers for ensuring timely, dignified and safe GBV service provision in the time of COVID-19 with its heightened risks. This document is a living one to reflect the evolving situation, and will be continuously updated based on partner’s feedback and best practices shared.  
GBV Risks and COVID-19  There are reports of increases in GBV incidents in the countries most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. For example, domestic violence organizations have observed that extended quarantine and other social distancing measures have increased the reports of domestic violence, as a result of household stress over economic and health shocks combined with forced coexistence in narrow living spaces (VAWG Helpdesk report, March 2020). There are also reports of a growing number of attacks on female healthcare workers, which have the potential to increase as health facilities struggle to provide adequate care to everyone who requires medical assistance (VAWG Helpdesk report, March 2020). 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Protection - Turkey Cross Border
Original Publication Date: 
15 Sep 2020
Document type: 
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020