What are we doing?
Supporting women directly. In Ecuador, the team developed a virtual support mechanism for people stuck at home that provides orientation to prevent GBV, in addition to psychosocial support to persons with COVID-19. 5,000 people in Palestine and 4,217 people in Peru have gotten information about how to get help if they experience GBV.
Keeping attention on the issue. Honduras is using their existing advocacy and messaging platforms around domestic workers rights and gender equality and social norms to include messaging on COVID-19 and GBV.
Helping local partners stay informed. Ecuador is hosting virtual events through Zoom, Facebook live and others for nearly 14,000 people, where they talk about GBV prevention, human mobility and labor rights in the context of COVID-19. Lebanon is sharing GBV referral and service information with local community organizations. Chad, Cuba, and Uganda are all sharing referral information with other NGOs in country.
Connecting health staff. Somalia has reached more than 10,000 people with GBV referral information, especially working through health centers. Ghana has been training staff, local authorities and partners in gender-responsive risk communication and community engagement with emphasis on personal protection, household preparedness, and GBV prevention. Bangladesh, Chad, and Peru are all working with health center staff to make sure they can effectively respond to GBV.