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"Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for #COVID19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own homes. Today I appeal for peace in homes around the world. I urge all governments to put women’s safety first as they respond to the pandemic." - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 5 April, 2020.

For more on what UNFPA does to protect women from gender-based violence, including in the context of COVID-19, here's our special technical brief on this crucial issue:

For all our key COVID-19 material, visit: