Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

No. of pages: 7

Publication date: 2 May 2020

Author: Author: UNFPA, with contributions from Avenir Health, Johns Hopkins University (USA) and Victoria University (Australia)

UNFPA aims to achieve three world-changing results by 2030, the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. These are: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending gender-based violence including harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and ending all preventable maternal deaths. COVID-19 pandemic could critically undermine progress made towards achieving these goals.

Author: UNFPA, with contributions from Avenir Health, Johns Hopkins University (USA) and Victoria University (Australia)