Reflections & Learning from Child Protection

Gender-Based Violence Preparedness and Response to COVID-19

A Social Worker interviews a young girl
UNI326703 Nahom Tesfaye


This note derives from UNICEF’s wealth of experiences, documenting and mapping out how child protection systems and GBV interventions have adapted – even transformed – to continue essential service delivery and programme implementation. The learning generated since early 2020 serves not only to guide UNICEF's programme priorities and investments in the future but should also be used in real time. At the time of writing, many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa continued to experience new waves of COVID-19, in addition to existing and emerging conflicts and natural disasters. The conclusions of this review should therefore be used to guide current advocacy and technical programming initiatives.

Reflection and Learning from Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence Preparedness and Response to COVID-19RE
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