Delegation of the European Union
to the United Nations - New York

Answering the UN Secretary-General’s Call on Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

New York, 30/04/2020 - 00:09, UNIQUE ID: 200409_72
Joint Statements

Statement by 146 UN Member States and Observers

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.

More than ever, there needs to be zero tolerance for domestic violence. We commit to making prevention and redress of gender-based violence a key part of our national and global responses, including ensuring that information is available and that services are safely accessible.

We pay tribute to social and health workers, civil society organisations, as well as UN Women and other UN agencies for their important efforts to tackle this crisis.

Women are not just victims. They play a major role in the response against COVID-19. Nearly 70 per cent of frontline health and social workers are women. Women also shoulder a disproportionate share of unpaid care work and they are critical actors in the sustainable development of all countries.

We must therefore ensure women are included in all response and recovery decisions. This is the only way to “build back better” for everyone.

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  2. Albania
  3. Andorra
  4. Angola
  5. Antigua and Barbuda
  6. Argentina
  7. Armenia
  8. Australia
  9. Austria
  10. Azerbaijan
  11. Bahamas
  12. Bangladesh
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  20. Brazil
  21. Bulgaria
  22. Burkina Faso
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  24. Canada
  25. Cabo Verde
  26. Chile
  27. China
  28. Colombia
  29. Comoros
  30. Costa Rica
  31. Côte d’Ivoire
  32. Croatia
  33. Cuba
  34. Cyprus
  35. Czech Republic
  36. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  37. Denmark
  38. Djibouti
  39. Dominican Republic
  40. Ecuador
  41. El Salvador
  42. Equatorial Guinea
  43. Estonia
  44. Ethiopia
  45. Fiji
  46. Finland
  47. France
  48. Gambia

 

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  2. Germany
  3. Ghana
  4. Greece
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  6. Guinea
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  10. Iceland
  11. India
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  23. Lao’s People Democratic Republic
  24. Latvia
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  26. Liberia
  27. Liechtenstein
  28. Lithuania
  29. Luxembourg
  30. Madagascar
  31. Malawi
  32. Malaysia
  33. Maldives
  34. Mali
  35. Malta
  36. Marshall Islands
  37. Mauritius
  38. Mexico
  39. Micronesia (Federated States of)
  40. Monaco
  41. Mongolia
  42. Montenegro
  43. Morocco
  44. Myanmar
  45. Namibia
  46. North Macedonia
  47. Nepal
  48. Netherlands
  49. New Zealand

 

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  5. Palau
  6. Panama
  7. Papua New Guinea
  8. Paraguay
  9. Peru
  10. Philippines
  11. Poland
  12. Portugal
  13. Republic of Korea
  14. Republic of Moldova
  15. Romania
  16. Rwanda
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  18. San Marino
  19. Serbia
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  21. Sierra Leone
  22. Singapore
  23. Slovakia
  24. Slovenia
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  27. Spain
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  29. Sudan
  30. Suriname
  31. Eswatini
  32. Switzerland
  33. Sweden
  34. Thailand
  35. Tonga
  36. Trinidad and Tobago
  37. Tunisia
  38. Turkey
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  40. Uganda
  41. Ukraine
  42. United Kingdom
  43. United Republic of Tanzania
  44. Uruguay
  45. Vanuatu
  46. Venezuela
  47. Zambia
  48. State of Palestine
  49. European Union

 

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