16 days’ campaign against Gender-Based Violence starts today

2020-11-25 10:09:24

Led by the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Mongolia with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Mongolia, the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign for 2020 launches today with the theme, ‘No More Violence: End Gender-Based Violence at Home, in the Workplace, and in Public Spaces’. In the framework of the campaign, action is being called against different forms of Gender-Based Violence happening in the country, such as domestic violence, workplace and street harassment, and violence against children and persons with disabilities. Kaori Ishikawa – UNFPA Head of Office in Mongolia During the time of the pandemic, there are several factors leading to an increase in Gender-Based Violence and domestic violence, namely increased economic and psychological stress, increased time spent in same place with all the members of the family. Kaori Ishikawa – UNFPA Head of Office in Mongolia “As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 pandemic as does Mongolia has started taking strict measures to contain the local transmission, it is crucial to ensure the health and safety of women and girls more than ever before. To fight the Gender-Based Violence exacerbated by the pandemic, we must all act together with one voice. This is why, UNFPA strives to ensure the participation of all parties in this campaign,” said Kaori Ishikawa, the United Nations Populations Fund Head of Office in Mongolia.