🌏World Population day July 11 2020!
🌐This year the UNFPA’s goal on World Population Day 2020 is to raise awareness of women’s and girls’ needs for sexual and reproductive health and vulnerabilities during the pandemic.
♨️The COVID-19 crisis has taken a staggering toll on people, communities and economies everywhere. But not everyone is affected equally. Women, who account for the largest share of front-line health workers, for example, are disproportionately exposed to the coronavirus
🔏As countries are on lockdown and health systems struggle to cope, sexual and reproductive health services are being sidelined and gender-based violence is on the rise.
🙎♀️Women disproportionately work in insecure labour markets and are harder hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19.
📑Specific themes and angles include:
The overall UNFPA response to COVID-19.
📖👩👨The impact of COVID-19 on the “Three Zeros.” Whether your country faces challenges of gender-based violence, child marriage
📖👩🎓👨🎓Adolescents and youth. The pandemic has interrupted school and community-based services.
🤱Challenges for women and girls in humanitarian settings.
🤰Maternal health: Pandemic creates additional barriers to pregnant women who need antenatal care or safe-delivery services.
🧙How COVID-19 affects older people.
ST. Thomas School, Chulliyode