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The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria is working against gender-based violence during the COVID-19

Within in the context of the COVID-19, several factors are lending themselves to a heightened risk of violence for women and grils. These include increased isolation due to social distancing and quarantine, a shift in priorities among frontline services including rule of law and health facilities, and a possible shift in resources for example throough the repurporsing of shelters for health facilities. The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria where UNESCO Abuja Office is one of participating UN agencies, is working innovatively in response to violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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