A surge in violence against women and girls

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Violence against women and girls has skyrocketed as the social, mental and economic toll of the months-long lockdown have taken hold. “We have no time to waste — preventing and addressing gender-based violence must be effectively integrated into our COVID-19 efforts,” said Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS. Illustration: Mary Long/Shutterstock.com

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