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COVID-19: How is the global pandemic threatening the safety of women and girls

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people all across the globe, particularly the vulnerable and marginalised sections of society. With an unprecedented number of people being forced to stay indoors we need to consider lived experiences of people in vulnerable positions such as women and girls who endure disproportionate amounts of hardships due to their sex, gender, and existing social norms. Women and girls stand at a heightened risk of exposure to domestic violence.

Gandhi, Urvashi. COVID-19: How Is the Global Pandemic Threatening the Safety of Women and Girls. Hindustan Times, 14 Apr. 2020.