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International Women’s Day 2021 theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”
The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also aligned with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women: full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls".
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Male Anonymous Consulting Service Launched in Belarus

On International Men’s Day, November 19, a pilot Male Anonymous Consulting Service (MACS) launches in Belarus. MACS’s objective is to provide psychological support to men in Belarus assisting them in dealing with their difficulties in family relationships, with friends and loved ones, as well as to help them through challenging emotional situations.

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WAVE Policy Statement on COVID-19 and Violence against Women and Girls

WAVE Network report that since the outbreak of COVID-19, reports of violence against women, and particularly domestic violence, have increased dramatically in several countries. The crisis has a disproportionate impact on women that are particularly vulnerable to the negative social and economic impact of the crisis, including women of colour, migrant and refugee women, Roma women, and LGBTQ+ persons, as well as women of poor and working-class background.

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Antonio Guterres: "Put women and girls at the centre of efforts to recover from COVID-19"

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launches new report spotlighting the effects of the COVID19 pandemic on women and girls. The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere. But it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities. Early data indicates that the mortality rates from COVID-19 may be higher for men. But the pandemic is having devastating social and economic consequences for women and girls.

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La Strada International Statement on Coronavirus: The impact of COVID-19 on the protection of rights of trafficked and exploited persons

The current Corona Virus (COVID-19) crisis is affecting all our countries and societies with most European States taking restrictive measures to prevent the wide spreading of COVID-19 and mitigate the health risks for the population. While this affects everybody, the new situation has a particularly negative impact on marginalized communities, including thousands of migrants that work in Europe in low paid and exploitative jobs, supporting European countries to plug their labour shortfalls.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline Launches a New Service

The national domestic violence hotline 8-801-100-8-801 launches a new service - a chat bot for survivors of domestic violence and possible witnesses of abuse. The service is an option to receive vital information on access to mental health, legal and social services.

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La Strada NGO platform calls on governments to improve access to justice for victims of crime and to ensure that victims have access to protection, assistance and compensation

On the occasion of European Day against Trafficking in Persons, the La Strada NGO platform calls on governments to improve access to justice for victims of crime and to ensure that victims have access to protection, assistance and compensation. Compensation and recovery of unpaid wages are crucial aspects of access to justice for victims of crime.

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