Answering the UN Secretary-General’s Call on Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19
Statement by 124 UN Member States and Observers - 8 April 2020
"We strongly support the appeal by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19.
As more countries report infection and lockdown, domestic violence helplines and shelters across the world are reporting rising calls for help. Victims and survivors have no means of escape when violence occurs in the place they are being told to take shelter: at home.