In response to the call for submissions by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, their causes and consequences, CREA and its partners made a submission on the increase of gender-based violence against women and domestic violence in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CREA, with input from 17 organizations and experts, highlighted the intersecting forms of violence faced by women with disabilities (WWD), lesbian women, bisexual women, and persons (LBTQ), gender non-confirming persons (GNC), and sex workers. These are the communities are rarely visible in data on violence against women.

This submission highlights the increase in violence against women and gender-based violence across and East Africa, with specific case studies from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and . It also seeks to emphasize gender-based violence as the pervasive and systemic human rights violation that the Special Rapporteur understands it to be.

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