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Violence against women and girls has increased 83 per cent from 2019 to 2020, and cases reported to the police have grown by 64 per cent, according to the United Nations.

UN News, Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an ‘equally horrific pandemic’ threatening women

In the early months of the pandemic, the UN projected that quarantines and lockdowns could lead to a shocking 15 million additional cases of gender-based violence every three months.

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